Albion extends commitment to community with free meals for families

Brighton & Hove Albion and Albion in the Community have extended their help to local charities to buy 2000 meals for families across the city of Brighton & Hove over the winter months.

By Paul Camillin • 29 October 2020

By James Boardman
The club are continuing to deliver free meals across the city this winter.

The club have made a commitment to provide funding for the meals through the months of October, November, December and January, with a regular monthly contribution to Brighton-based food charity Chomp.

Club captain Lewis Dunk explained, “As players and as a club we really wanted to show our support for the brilliant campaign being led by Marcus Rashford.

“What he has done is amazing and has highlighted such an important issue in modern day Britain.

Everybody now understands that, for many families, life is tough at the moment, due to the pandemic and the time of year, and that no child should ever go hungry.

“The brilliant work being done by Chomp and other food charities in the Brighton & Hove and wider Sussex area has never been more crucial to so many families.

“We wanted to give back to the community who in normal circumstances come out to fill the Amex and show their support for us week after week.”

By James Boardman
AITC delivered 12,500 free meals to vulnerable people in Sussex during the lockdown earlier this year.

Chomp has been running since 2013 and has helped provide thousands of meals across the city, and you can find out how to donate and more information about their brilliant work across Brighton & Hove by clicking here.

The significant donation came from money raised by Albion players, directors, staff and fans, and was part of the remaining funds from the Albion as One campaign.

The fund collected almost £400,000 during the lockdown to help local charities, and the bulk has been distributed to worthy causes across Sussex.

Meanwhile Albion in the Community’s Premier League Kicks Programme, which supports vulnerable children with food education and football activity, supplied all participants at today’s session with a free healthy lunch, courtesy of the club’s catering partners Sodexo.

It continues the amazing work Albion in the Community did during lockdown, alongside The Caring Foundation, Bill’s Restaurant and The Ivy, by delivering more than 12,500 meals to vulnerable people across Sussex.