The club and Charlton Athletic Supporters' Trust (CAST) will once again be joining forces to facilitate a collection for Greenwich Foodback at The Valley ahead of Saturday's season-opener against Leyton Orient.
With supporters advised to arrive early for Saturday's game, CAST will be staffing the Greenwich Foodbank van in the main car park from 1.45pm.
Please see below more information from CAST.
Everyone will be aware of the acute financial pressures being experienced by many in our community. The long school holidays and the continuing high price of energy and many foodstuffs will soon bring things to a crisis point for many families. 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 Operations Manager Kathy Byfield said that: "So far this year 10,602 people have used our service compared to 5,910 for the same period last year and we have used 120,084kg of stock compared to 75,776kg last year (63% increase). We know with the winter months approaching that these figures will increase and partnering with Charlton Athletics and CAST is a great opportunity to support us in meeting the demand for our service."
Any non-perishable goods will be gratefully received but, in particular Greenwich Foodbank is currently short of:
- Fruit juice (1 litre carton, long life)
- Tinned meat
- Tinned veg (carrots, potatoes)
- Sugar (1kg)
- Instant potato
- Toiletries (e.g. shower gel, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste)
For more information about how you can support Greenwich Foodbank and, in particular, how you can download the App which keeps you up to date with what is needed:
New team, new era. The Addicks host Leyton Orient at The Valley on Saturday, August 5th. Click here to get your ticket.