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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by h69 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:47 pm

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Just as we were beginning to get momentum with our collections since Christmas which Newham Foodbank were relying on, we've lost our opportunity to collect from those attending the London Stadium and Olympic Park on match days.

Newham Foodbank are now struggling to get donations to fulfill demand. Last Friday evening one of the volunteers advised that they're even running short of tea, coffee and sugar. The Foodbank now gives out a few hundred emergency 3-day food packs a month from their 7 centres across the borough. They really need our help. Just a few bob donated to give.net/newham_foodbank will make a difference, and they've see some extra donations there over the last few days. They're being quoted 2-3 week delivery delays for supermarket deliveries to their warehouse.

It's been reported that Delaware North donated nearly 200 lunch packs due for today's match to the Whitechapel Mission, a great gesture. Newham aren't set up to distribute fresh food, they don't have the facility. The best that they can do for any which comes their way is leave it in a 'help yourself' box outside the main door of the Beckton warehouse.

We've seen in the last 24 hours that other clubs have donated significant amounts to their associated foodbanks: Liverpool players and staff donated £40k for tomorrow's cancelled game, and have pledged a further £10k for every future cancelled game. Man City also donated an unknown amount to the Ciy Fans foodbank appeal.

Finally, a bit more positive news. Two weeks ago we set up the chocolate egg appeal for Newham kids at Easter. The Club has donated 250 eggs, plus £200-worth from Expedient Security. We've also received pledges from LLDC, Newham Council, the Met Police and our newest support partner Spire London East Hospital :)
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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by BM Jon » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:20 pm

Really great to see our skipper announce today that he's donating his weekly Evening Standard column fee for the season to Newham Foodbank.

“I’m going to donate the fees for my Evening Standard columns this season to the Newham Foodbank, a fantastic charity helping to feed the most vulnerable and at risk local people in east London. At this difficult time, they need our help more than ever.”

Terrific gesture, really appreciated whufc_crest
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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by Noni » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:55 pm

Also on the BBC news West Ham are donating toilet paper. whufc_crest
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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by andyginbrasil » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:04 pm

Noni wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:55 pm
Also on the BBC news West Ham are donating toilet paper. whufc_crest
Unfortunately it's used....but it's the thought that counts
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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by JayK » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:08 pm

Noni wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:55 pm
Also on the BBC news West Ham are donating toilet paper. whufc_crest
“West Ham have donated toiletries and toilet rolls to a local homeless shelter from the hotel they would have used before their postponed Premier League game against Wolves on 15 March.”

Not much to shout about for a million pound business
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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by Noni » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:42 pm

andyginbrasil wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:04 pm
Noni wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:55 pm
Also on the BBC news West Ham are donating toilet paper. whufc_crest
Unfortunately it's used....but it's the thought that counts
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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by BM Jon » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:17 pm

JayK wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:08 pm
Noni wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:55 pm
Also on the BBC news West Ham are donating toilet paper. whufc_crest
“West Ham have donated toiletries and toilet rolls to a local homeless shelter from the hotel they would have used before their postponed Premier League game against Wolves on 15 March.”

Not much to shout about for a million pound business
Jay mate, we've ongoing dialogue with the club on behalf of Newham Foodbank ;)
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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by BM Jon » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:19 pm

Just an update on what's been going on elsewhere:

Burnley: playing staff made a cash donation to their community foodbank, the amount also matched by the club

Manchester: both clubs today announced a joint £100k donation for the city's 19 foodbanks

Liverpool/Everton: LFC donating £10k to the foodbank for every postponed home game, plus separate sizeable cash donations from the club
The city's mayor has offered the gym at Wavertree Sports Centre as a foodbank distribution centre
Jacob's donated 20 pallets of biscuits to North Liverpool foodbanks

We're sure more gestures will be made public very soon including some from our club. In the meantime Newham Foodbank are looking for 'man with a van' favours to move food donations around their 7 centres in the borough.

Any volunteers? If so drop us a line at ironsfoodbank@gmail.com

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by JayK » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:49 am

BM Jon wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:17 pm
JayK wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:08 pm


“West Ham have donated toiletries and toilet rolls to a local homeless shelter from the hotel they would have used before their postponed Premier League game against Wolves on 15 March.”

Not much to shout about for a million pound business
Jay mate, we've ongoing dialogue with the club on behalf of Newham Foodbank ;)
Wasn’t a dig at you John. I commend you and colleagues on your work my friend. Just find it funny the club could only muster a few toiletries from the premier inn :lol:
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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by BM Jon » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:21 pm

JayK wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:49 am
BM Jon wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:17 pm


Jay mate, we've ongoing dialogue with the club on behalf of Newham Foodbank ;)
Wasn’t a dig at you John. I commend you and colleagues on your work my friend. Just find it funny the club could only muster a few toiletries from the premier inn :lol:
No worries mate.

I hope we see something positive from the club in the next day or so.
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