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AFC Wimbledon fans answer call to donate food at every home game

AFC Wimbledon fans answer call to donate food at every home game

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FC Wimbledon are asking fans to donate to food banks at every home game this season as the Dons Local Action Group continue their tireless work in the local community.

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dons Local Action Group has sparked into life and to date they have delivered 32,500 food boxes to families throughout Merton, Wandsworth and Kingston.

Just one box is enough to supply one person with 21 meals for one week and the Group are determined to ramp up their efforts.

They are launching a new scheme on Saturday for their game against Oxford, which will run all season and will see fans donate to food collection points opening at every entrance to Plough Lane.

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Fans will be able to drop off tinned supplies – with an urgent need for meat, vegetables, fish, fruit and pulses.

“Dons Local Action Group is part of what makes AFC Wimbledon special,” said Dons manager Mark Robinson.

“I couldn’t be happier that this idea is getting off the ground. Please do all you can to make it a resounding success. We’ll all be getting involved.”

Dons Local Action Group co-founder Xavier Wiggins added: “It is ridiculous to think that food poverty should exist so close to us and on such a scale. But it is exciting to know that we can all do something about it so please do all you can.

“We encourage both home and away fans to be involved and to demonstrate simply how brilliant the football community can be.”

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Dons chief executive Joe Palmer also said: “The work of DLAG since last March has been phenomenal.

“We have players, managers and fans volunteering and we have been discussing  ramping up the support we offer. This exciting initiative is part of that. We are so proud of the volunteers and all they have done.”

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