Donate to Greenwich Foodbank ahead of Plymouth and Cambridge games

CAST members collecting at last year's foodbank

Charlton Athletic and the Charlton Athletic Supporters' Trust (CAST) are teaming up to hold a collection in aid of Greenwich Foodbank before the games against Plymouth Argyle and Cambridge United.

The Addicks host Plymouth at The Valley on Tuesday, August 16th (7.45pm KO BST) before Cambridge visit SE7 on Saturday, August 20th (3pm KO BST). The Foodbank van will be in the West Stand car park ready for donations from an hour before kick-off.
Richard Wiseman of CAST said: "We have traditionally held our collection in the run-up to Christmas and we hope to do so again this year, but the urgency of the current situation means that we are asking Charlton fans to show their legendary generosity a bit earlier this time.

"Everyone will be aware of the acute financial pressures already being experienced by many in our community and the long school holidays and the October increase in energy prices will soon bring things to a crisis point. Some people will have to choose between eating and heating. Our local foodbank will be doing all it can to alleviate the hardship but all over the country foodbank supplies are running low".
Greenwich Foodbank have identified the following as the most-needed items:

  • Tinned potatoes
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned macaroni cheese
  • Tinned vegetable ravioli
  • Sunflower or vegetable cooking oil (one litre)

Any preservable foodstuffs (and toiletries) will be very welcome. 

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