Club to raise awareness for Tottenham Foodbank at Sporting CP match
Tue 25 October 2022, 13:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Our players will wear special edition shirts emblazoned with the Tottenham Foodbank logo during our UEFA Champions League match against Sporting Clube de Portugal on Wednesday 26 October (kick-off 8pm).
Foodbanks provide emergency food and support to people living in poverty – currently a foodbank parcel is handed out every 13 seconds in the UK.
Tottenham Foodbank provides emergency food parcels containing at least three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced meals to individuals and families within the community. In the last six months alone, there has been an 55 per cent increase in demand for their services.
The Club is a long-term supporter of its local foodbanks, with an ongoing fundraising campaign delivered in partnership with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, enabling fans to make a donation by texting COYSFOODBANK plus an amount to 70085* (for example, text COYSFOODBANK 10 to donate £10).
The campaign has visibility at all home matches and on Club social media channels, with Tottenham Foodbank regularly holding matchday collections for fans to donate much-needed items at the nearby Tottenham Community Sports Centre. The Club also makes an annual donation of items for local families living in crisis ahead of Christmas.
This winter, Tottenham Foodbank is crowdfunding to raise £100,000 to provide fuel vouchers to those most vulnerable in Haringey.
Tonye Philemon, Tottenham Foodbank Manager, said: “The Club’s continued support of Tottenham Foodbank has been instrumental, enabling us to provide help within our local community. Having our logo on the players’ backs is not only a visual symbol of this support, but also a great opportunity to raise awareness of our important work. Long-term support is what we need to ensure we can help our vulnerable neighbours.”
Club captain, Hugo Lloris, said: “To be able to wear the Tottenham Foodbank logo on the back of our shirts on the biggest of stages on Wednesday night is a huge show of support from the Club and its players to an organisation that delivers so much for local people most in need. We know our fans are huge supporters of the local foodbanks as well and, with an audience of millions watching us and seeing the shirt, we aim to raise even further awareness of this fantastic cause ahead of a tough winter ahead for so many.”
Rachel Martin, Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust, said: “THST is proud to have been a long-term supporter of Tottenham and Enfield foodbanks. We have met and worked with many of the foodbank volunteers and are incredibly proud of the relief the foodbanks provide to the large numbers of people who struggle to pay for the food they and their families need. We hope that everyone will consider whether they can support this wonderful cause - every donation, however small, will help someone in need.“
Fans are also able to show their support by making a donation to Tottenham Foodbank online via its dedicated fundraising page.