As we have done in previous years absolutely everything collected will be donated directly to the local SOUTHWARK FOODBANK, based in Peckham.
The collection is another example of the way the Football Club Committee working alongside the Supporters' Trust Board makes a real difference to those in need in our area, even when we have our own problems as a Football Club ourselves.
Urgently needed food items
Tinned fruit (400gms)
UHT milk (1 litre)
They have plenty of
so do not need these items
As well as this 'ordinary list of things needed' the Foodbank team at Pecan have a special 'Christmas Shopping List' and welcome donations of any of the following:
Boxes of biscuits
Children's selection boxes
Boxes of chocolates
Snacks and nibbles
Southwark Foodbank provides emergency food to Southwark residents in crisis. Last year they gave food to over 4000 people.
They want everybody to enjoy a normal, worry-free Christmas at home. This Christmas, they will provide 100 families with everything they need to cook a delicious Christmas Dinner at home.
Your help could gift a family with the fresh food to make a roast dinner and pudding; foil, baking trays and oil to cook the meal; chocolates and biscuits to enjoy over the Christmas period and books for the children to open on Christmas morning.
This year, they have seen a huge increase in demand including a significant rise in the number of children in need of our service.
Please help them to make Christmas special for Southwark's families.
There will be a table just inside the turnstiles as you come in acting as a collecting point, in the event of rain you can leave any donated items at the far end of the bar, in the dry.
Please be as generous as you can, if you are able to afford to.
Mishi Morath, Dulwich Hamlet Football Committee community initiatives lead, said:
"It's a really practical way for us to reach out to those in need. I know some of our fans who already use Food Banks just to get through the month. There's no shame in having to do that. The shame is in the fact that we have to have them in the first place."
Pete Campbell, Community Officer for the Supporters' Trust Board added:
"Poverty is something that affects us all, even if we might seem ok personally, there are those in need who might be standing right next to you at a game, who need help. It's a really practical way our members can help others on Saturday "
Updated 14:19 - 7 Dec 2017 by Mishi Morath