The initial delivery was dropped off to the council by Norwich City’s Sporting Director Stuart Webber, with further donations possible over the coming weeks. The boxes will be distributed by the council to Breckland residents who need emergency access to food, including people who have recently been discharged from hospital and those unable to shop for themselves.
Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen, Breckland Council’s Leader, commented: “The Canaries clearly know a lot about teamwork and we’re delighted to have received their generous donation. The support we’ve had from them, along with help from volunteers and other local businesses, has been like a twelfth man in helping us respond to the pandemic and keep local residents safe and well.”
Ian Thornton, Chief Executive Officer of the Community Sports Foundation, said: “This donation is part of the first phase of the Canaries COVID-19 Community Support Project, helping to tackle short-term issues, such as helping vulnerable people access essential items. As time progresses, the project plans to refocus on potential longer-term issues brought about by the crisis, such as inactivity, poor mental health, or a loss of employment.”
To find out more about the fund and make a donation, go to: www.communitysportsfoundation.