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Arsenal Foundation to hand out 15 tonnes of emergency Covid-19 supplies in Islington

Arsenal help to deliver 30,000 free meals to the most vulnerable in the borough

14 April, 2020

The foundation is working with HIS Church to deliver the supplies

THE Arsenal Foundation is helping to deliver 15 tonnes of emergency coronavirus supplies including 30,000 free meals to the borough.

Working with Islington Council as part of the borough’s emergency response plan, the donation will also provide essential items such as sanitary and personal hygiene products to those most vulnerable in the local community.

This initiative forms part of the foundation’s wider community response to Covid-19, which has seen Arsenal in the Community staff volunteer to transport frontline NHS workers.

The Arsenal Foundation has also pledged £100k to local organisations and redirected a further £50k of partnership funding with Islington Giving towards their COVID-19 Crisis Fund.

Alan Sefton MBE, Head of Arsenal in the Community, told the Arsenal website: “We are very proud to be able to support the people of Islington during this challenging time.

“Islington Council have set up an extremely well-coordinated response and it is essential that we play our part in supporting that.

“This aligned community response is the result of a lot of hard work and collaboration with a number of local organisations. By working together with Islington Council and others, we hope we can continue to identify and support those in our local community who most need our support.”

The Arsenal Foundation and Arsenal in the Community have teamed up with  HIS Church to deliver the supplies. HIS Church is a registered charity based in Lincolnshire that has been providing help to food banks across the country for the past 13 years.

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, HIS Church were distributing just over 50,000 meals a week across the UK.

Due to overwhelming demand, they are now distributing around 200,000 meals a week through a network of more than 15,000 charities.

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