Jan's special delivery
22 December 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Jan Vertonghen made a delivery on behalf of the Club to a local food bank for those living in crisis within our community ahead of Christmas.
Club staff and players have been collecting goods for donation for the past month and the defender was on hand to make the drop-off at the North Enfield Food Bank, located just off the A10 in between Hotspur Way and White Hart Lane.
Volunteers at the Food Bank, many of whom are Spurs supporters, were delighted with Jan’s surprise appearance as he unloaded crates of food, including cereals, pasta and tinned meats, as well as toothbrushes, toothpastes and nappies.
Below: Jan with volunteers at North Enfield Food Bank
The donation will be distributed to those most needy within our local community in time for Christmas, and Jan said: “It was a humbling experience.
“The volunteers do such a good job and it warms the heart to see the amount of food that is being collected and the generosity of people at this time of year.
“We spend so much time worrying about football or what the traffic is like on the way home when there are people out there suffering at Christmas, so making this donation was the least that we could do as a Club and for me to make the delivery was a pleasure.”
There are an estimated 13 million people living below the poverty line in the UK. North Enfield Food Bank aims to provide three days nutritionally balanced emergency food to local people living in crisis.
To find out more or to make a donation, please visit: http://northenfield.foodbank.org.uk/