Support Islington Foodbank at The Arsenal vs Luton Town

Please consider donating food at all Arsenal matches at the Emirates 

Support Islington Foodbank at The Arsenal vs Luton Town

Islington Foodbank food drive takes place at all Arsenal matches at the Emirates. CREDIT: OFFSIDE

Islington Foodbank continues its regular food drives at all Arsenal home games.

This includes the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Luton Town, kick-off 730pm, on Wesdnesday, April 3.

Volunteers will be accepting donations of food and toiletries in a hub by the Tony Adams statue near the restrooms.

Islington Foodbank and Arsenal 

Since beginning their partnership more than five years ago, Arsenal supporters have helped thousands of Islington residents who access the Foodbank’s services each year.

“Our long-term collaboration with Arsenal and the generous donations from Gunners fans has enabled us to support those in our community who need it most," explains Chi Ifeacho from Islington Foodbank.

"As demand continues to grow through these uncertain economic times, we’re truly grateful for every donation we receive at both the men’s and women’s teams Emirates matches.

"It’s great to see both teams doing so well, and the generosity of all the fans in attendance.” 

 Islington Foodbank Working with The Arsenal 

The Foodbank has been working closely with Arsenal staff to arrange pre-match publicity asking Gunners fans to buy food and toiletries in advance, aiming to see fans dropping off hundreds of items at the collection points when they arrive.

These donations will go towards the hundreds of kilogrammes of food and toiletries the Foodbank gives out to clients each week.

Since launching in 2011 Islington Foodbank has seen a year-on-year increase in demand.

Last year the Foodbank served nearly 5,500 people.

All food and other items it distributes come from donations, of which food drives like this are the main source.

“We’re really pleased at the support we’ve had so far from fans, some of whom are going to be helping us out with the collection on the day. We hope lots more Gooners will be generous enough to bring something along for the Foodbank”, added Chi.

Support Islington Foodbank 

Commenting on the collaboration with the Foodbank, Arsenal’s Supporter Liaison Officer Mark Brindle said: “We are always looking for ways to support the local community and enlisting the help of our supporters is a great way of doing this.”

The Islington Foodbank hopes that this collaboration with Arsenal continues to support the local community for many years to come.

What to bring to donate before an Arsenal match at the Emirates

The Foodbank is asking Gunners fans to donate the following items:

Tinned fish

Baked beans

Tinned soup

Tinned fruit



Shower gel




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