We began collecting on behalf of Newham Foodbank at West Ham home games at the London Stadium at the end of December 2019.
Who are we
We are a small group of West Ham fans and friends collecting at home first team games from 3 hours before kick off. Our donation point is on Stratford Walk, opposite the Park Information Centre, on the route from Westfield to the Stadium.
We were inspired by the work of other football fan foodbanks around the country.
We collect on behalf of Newham Foodbank in Beckton and began in December 2019. They supply 7 distribution centres in the borough, 7 days a week, and hand out several hundred 3-day emergency food packs every month to families in need.
We are supported in our efforts by West Ham United, the WHU Foundation, LS185, London Legacy Development Corporation, Newham Council, the Met Police, Spire London East Hospital, Expedient Security, and a large number of West Ham and football fans
We are grateful to Hammers skipper Mark Noble, Declan Rice and David Sullivan for their personal financial support. We also acknowledge the number of West Ham YouTubers, forums and supporter groups who help us in our efforts, and also Pellicano Menswear (www.pellicanomenswear.com) who donate regularly to Newham Foodbank.