Training Centre delivers fresh produce for local community
Tue 21 April 2020, 12:29|Tottenham Hotspur
Fresh produce taken from our Kitchen Garden at the Club’s Training Centre in Enfield is now being delivered to some of the most vulnerable and in-need within our local community.
The produce, which includes spinach, rhubarb, chives, parsley and garlic, is taken to the Haringey food distribution hub currently in operation at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
From here, the produce is delivered to those identified by Haringey Council as most in-need within our local community during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Weekly deliveries of fresh produce from the Kitchen Garden to the food distribution hub are now being made, with seasonal fruit and vegetables including carrots, strawberries and tomatoes still to come.
The Kitchen Garden produces organic fruit, vegetables and herbs that serve the First Team restaurant at our Training Centre throughout the football season.
Tended to by our full-time gardening staff all year round, the Kitchen Garden gives us the ability to grow strains of herbs that complement the specific dietary requirements of individual players to maximise performance and recovery.
Last month, it was announced that the stadium’s ‘pitch pocket’ is being used as a storage base by the London Food Alliance - a new scheme set up to ensure food supplies for the most vulnerable people within the capital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It has been set up by the capital’s three largest food surplus distributors - The Felix Project, FareShare and City Harvest - to pick up nutritious surplus food from suppliers and deliver it in bulk to community hubs in each London borough.
Each Borough Council has created hubs to receive the surplus food, divide it into food parcels and deliver them to the doorsteps of vulnerable Londoners - our stadium is one of two hubs used by Haringey, alongside Alexandra Palace.
Boroughs are in touch with local charities, foodbanks and community centres, as well as the Government, to ascertain who is most vulnerable and in need.