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U's Team Up With Football for Peace to Help Distribute Thousands of Meals

Wembley food goes to those who need it most

25 March 2021

Oxford United are proud to be working with Football For Peace as they join forces with English football clubs and supermarket Aldi for a new national Food Drive campaign – delivering Wembley Stadium’s 500,000 items of surplus food to communities in need

The U’s, Liverpool, Everton Aston Villa, Wycombe Wanderers and Sutton United are helping distribute unused food to local families as part of a campaign backed by FfP Ambassadors and Premier League stars including Jermain Defoe and Adrian San Miguel

Due to ongoing disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Wembley Stadium has been unable to host major football and hospitality events and has accumulated a massive store of approximately 500,000 items of food. The clubs and FfP have teamed-up with Wembley’s Head of Culinary, Harry Lomas, to ensure this food does not go to waste and, instead, supports the families who need it most.

Working alongside Aldi, the logistics partner for the ‘Football for Peace Food Drive’, unused food from Wembley Stadium has been transported to the football clubs who will now distribute the vital supplies within their local communities via foodbank networks.

Co-Founder of Football for Peace and friend of the club, Kash Siddiqi, said: “We’re delighted to be working with our football club partners and Aldi to offer support to families who have been hit hard by the pandemic. When we heard about the surplus food at Wembley, we knew it was a great opportunity to contribute to communities across the country and make a real impact.

“It’s great to see the football community coming together for such a worthwhile cause and we’re extremely grateful to all the partners and clubs who have helped the Football for Peace Food Drive make a real difference.”

Oxford United Managing Director Niall McWilliams said

“It’s great to be working with Football for Peace again and helping support the work of the Kidlington Community Food Larder. We have been supplying meals for them every week and they have been a big help for people all around Oxford. It’s another fantastic example of Oxford United working with good people to do good things all around the city and the whole of Oxfordshire.”

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