Spurs Women join volunteering effort at stadium food hub

Spurs Women volunteering

Tottenham Hotspur Women players and coaches have begun volunteering at the food distribution hub in operation at the club’s stadium.

In their first shift, goalkeeper Chloe Morgan, forward Lucy Quinn and Head Coach Juan Amoros were tasked with preparing parcels of food and essential items, including fresh fruit and vegetables.

These vital supplies will then be distributed to those identified as most in-need within the local area.

The group joined volunteers from across Haringey who have been running the hub since it opened in March, as the community continues to unite amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Approximately 3,536 deliveries of food have been made from hubs like Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during this time, reaching over 1,500 individual households in the borough.

Speaking at the hub, Juan said: “It fills me with pride to see what the club is doing to support the local community.

“Our stadium is a globally recognised landmark and the way it has been transformed to help people during the pandemic is unbelievable.”

Lucy added: “It’s important to look after those who need help at this tough time.

“There’s a great sense of community at the hub and volunteering today has been a really rewarding experience.”

The Spurs food hub is being used as a storage, packing and distribution base by Haringey Council and Edible London, who are working through the Connected Communities project to deliver balanced and nutritious food parcels to the most vulnerable people in the community during the coronavirus outbreak.

The food redistributed includes supply purchased by Haringey Council, and surplus food from the London Food Alliance and Edible London’s local business partners. Cooked meals are provided by Food For All and Compassion London. Volunteers from Edible London and Haringey Council are working together to run these operations, preparing and delivering the vital food parcels on a daily basis.

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