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One Can Trust food collection launches on New Year's Day

Benedict Musola, Alex Samuel and Cameron Yates throw support behind local initiative.

28 November 2019

Alex Samuel and Cameron Yates with Steph Clay from One Can Trust

Wycombe Wanderers are proud to be launching a matchday food collection at Adams Park, benefitting the local One Can Trust foodbank, beginning at the New Year’s Day fixture against Ipswich Town.

Based on Duke Street in High Wycombe, the One Can Trust foodbank receives nearly £200,000 worth of food donations each year to serve the local community, distributing well over 400 food parcels each month to benefit those less fortunate.

The club – through its chaplain Benedict Musola – is delighted to have formed a new partnership with the charity, and invites supporters to donate food products upon arrival at Adams Park each matchday, which will then be passed to the foodbank for distribution.

A collection point will be located close to the Adams Park entrance gates, staffed by volunteers, who will receive donations of suitable high-priority tinned and boxed food items including tinned meats, vegetables, cereals, long-life milk, toiletries, and rice.

After visiting the One Can Trust warehouse with Wanderers stars Alex Samuel and Cameron Yates, Benedict Musola said: “Wycombe Wanderers and One Can Trust play different but very important roles in the local community, and it is fantastic that they have come together to give supporters the opportunity to help those in need by donating essential food items.

Alex Samuel added: “It was a real eye-opening experience to see how much food is collected and handed out by One Can Trust, and to learn how many people in the local area struggle to put food on the table for themselves and their families. We hope that we can help play a part by asking fans to add one or two items to their weekly shopping list and bring it along to Adams Park to donate to the foodbank, which will help make a big difference to the lives of others.”

Steph Clay, project manager at One Can Trust, said: “We were delighted to welcome Benedict, Alex and Cameron to the foodbank, and thank them for getting this new initiative off the ground and introducing us to Wycombe Wanderers. The football club has shown incredible generosity by opening the foodbank on matchdays at Adams Park and on behalf of everyone at One Can Trust, and everyone who will benefit from the additional food parcels that we will be able to distribute, I’d like to say a huge thank you to those who are able to donate.”

High-priority items include:

Tinned hot dogs
Tinned meat meals (minced beef, stew)
Tinned carrots and potatoes
Tinned ham / corned beef

But please, no more pasta or beans!

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