With the Albion As One fund having raised more than £370,000 since it was launched by the club’s Premier League squad in April, donations are now beginning to make a real difference to local people.
One of the beneficiaries of the Albion As One fund has been FareShare Sussex, who redistribute surplus food from the food industry to vulnerable people via their network of charity members.
Since the outbreak they have had to respond to a doubling of demand for their service, at a time where over half of their volunteer workforce went into self-isolation.
With the support of the Albion as One Fund, FareShare can recruit and train new volunteers, increase the number of deliveries made every day and ensure the highest standards of health and safety are maintained.
CEO of FareShare Sussex Rob Orme said: “Thank you very much indeed to the players, fans and directors at the Club for this generous support of FareShare Sussex. Many more people across Brighton and Sussex have been pushed into food poverty during the crisis and this donation from the Albion as One Fund will help us provide our service to support those most in need.”