AFC Bournemouth have donated thousands of items from Vitality Stadium to the town’s Foodbank.
On Tuesday morning, club staff joined forces with Community Sports Trust employees, including former Cherries captain Ian Cox, to clear the stadium’s bars and kiosks of all perishable goods stocked for use up until the summer, including soft drinks, crisps and chocolate bars.
These will now be delivered to Bournemouth Foodbank and will be used to help support local people in crisis during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
“We have seen how the pandemic has affected the lives of people across the world,” said Paul Fudge, AFC Bournemouth’s head of catering operations.
“With no games being played for the foreseeable future, we had plenty of food items left in the stadium. I’m glad they will now go to those who need them most.
“This club has always been based around the community. Even more so at this time, we will do our best to help those in need in the local area.”
Last month, the club donated 250 Easter eggs to the local foodbank, which were originally intended for an Easter Fun Day that was cancelled in light of the coronavirus outbreak.