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Dorking Wanderers have today launched a new initiative to try and support the Dorking Area Foodbank in the run up to Christmas.

The club have announced that they are hoping to collect 1999 cans of food from their next 3 home games, starting with the fixture versus Bromley this Saturday at Meadowbank Stadium.

The initiative is being run in conjunction with the Dorking Area Foodbank, who are near neighbours to Wanderers with their base at The Christian Centre on Church Street, adjacent to St. Martin’s Church in the heart of Dorking.

Dorking Wanderers Executive Director, Kris Lea, said: “The Dorking Area Foodbank is a fantastic community project run by hard working volunteers, and as a club we want to do all we can what to support their efforts and help local people who are struggling to put food on the table this winter”. Lea continued: “I have no doubt that our wonderful supporters, club members and sponsors will really play their part in this initiative, spread the word and contribute generously to ensure that we hit our target of 1999 cans of food before Christmas”.

Katy Harris, project lead for Dorking Area Foodbank said "This is a fantastic initiative, and the generous donations of fans will make a huge difference to the work of the Foodbank. When the cost-of-living crisis is making life difficult for so many local families, this wonderful support couldn't come at a better time. The Foodbank is here to help anyone struggling to put food on the table and we are so grateful for all donations to us.

Donation boxes will be in place at the Dorking Wanderers reception and turnstiles from 1pm before the following three Wanderers home fixtures before Christmas: Bromley (19/11), York City (26/11), Maidstone (13/12). Those who wish to donate are asked to bring cans of food, such as beans, soup, tinned fruit and rice pudding. All other donations are welcomed, and everything will be passed on to The Dorking Area Foodbank once received.

To find out more about The Dorking Area Foodbank visit:


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