I was recently contacted by Richard Loat, who is a British ex-pat and founder of Five Hole for Food in Canada. His organisation has raised half a million pounds of food banks in three years by using the Canadian passion for hockey in order to help others.
The guys are launching a sister company in London called Footy for Food and are hoping to utilise the locals’ passion and love of football in a similar way.
Footy for Food will be holding an even in London this Sunday, the 15th of September and would love for you to come along…
- It’s free to play, just bring yourself and any food that you are able to donate (a tin or two) for the foodbank.
- It’s being held at Warren Street Football Cage (behind Euston Station)
- You can contact them on their Facebook page or Twitter @FootyForFood
After their launch event on Sunday Footy for Food are planning on coming back to the UK mid-2014 to do a 12 city tour starting in Belfast, moving on to the likes of Glasgow and elsewhere before finishing in London. If you’re interested then please pop along on Sunday and get in touch via the social media links for further information.
“It’s not about the crest on your chest. It’s about the game we all love.The only thing left to ask yourself is – will you play football for food?”