Eagles stars help deliver supplies to food bank

Crystal Palace footballers are doing their part to help the needy this Christmas by delivering much needed supplies to a food bank.

Mamadou Sakho and Christian Benteke visited the Brixton & Norwood Food Bank on Tuesday, to deliver donations from club staff and players ahead of the festive season.

The players set out to lend a hand to the volunteers and help get the word out about how to help prevent south London families from going hungry this Christmas.

Benteke & Sakho | Visit south London Foodbank

The food bank is four miles from Selhurst Park, and has recently expanded to act as a hub for several food banks south of the river Thames.

Volunteers have fed nearly 7,000 people since April – providing three days of nutritionally-balanced emergency food, and also offering support for the crises that their visitors are facing.

Brixton &  Norwood Food Bank is one of 1,200 in the Trussell Trust network, and relies wholly on donations from the public. It is not Government nor council-funded. In this food bank, there are about 150 volunteers who are expecting to distribute up to 700 Christmas parcels to individuals and families in crisis this holiday.

To help the food bank, you can;

TEXT dinner 5 to 70085 to donate £5

TEXT dinner 10 to 70085 to donate £10

Texts cost £5/£10 plus standard rate message.

Supporters can also visit the food bank’s website, or make donations in person at the site at St Margaret’s Church, Barcombe Avenue, SW2 3BH. Opening times (variable over Christmas): Tues-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 9-11am.

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