The circumstances of the match postponements against Everton and PSV Eindhoven earlier this season were of course very sad.
Delaware North, the long-standing caterers at Emirates Stadium, had already fully stocked the stadium in preparation for both games. They decided to make sure that others would benefit and the large amounts of food wouldn’t go to waste and so set about redistributing this to charitable causes.
Huge amounts of fresh fruit, vegetables and salads, together with bread, hot dogs and even 400 litres of milk were collected by City Harvest, a charity specialising in redistributing excess food.
In all, nearly 1,000 meals' worth of food, otherwise destined for the bin and composting, was given to those who are struggling to feed their families in these particularly difficult economic times.
This isn’t the first time that we have been able to help those in need. The Community department regularly help food banks and who can forget the huge amount of work they did during the lockdowns caused by the pandemic, where they worked with Islington, Camden and Hackney Councils and HIS Church to provide over 219 tonnes of food – equating to more than 500,000 meals – to support those most vulnerable in the local community.
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