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Palace Kitchen extended to help feed local community

1 Feb 2021
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Crystal Palace club chefs to continue making over 1,400 meals a week into February to help vulnerable in south London

Crystal Palace's help to feed those in need in their local community during the pandemic will continue into February as the Palace Kitchen project is extended.

The Palace Kitchen has delivered more than 27,000 to vulnerable individuals and families, including the elderly, those in emergency housing and the homeless around south London since it was launched last year.

It has been funded by Crystal Palace and individual shareholders, as well as fans who have donated more than £10,000 through a JustGiving Page.

The club chefs prepare about 350 meals a day, four days a week. These are distributed by project partner City Harvest and this service will be extended as the latest lockdown continues.

"We are delighted to be able to keep the Palace Kitchen open throughout February, helping thousands of local people who rely on us for healthy, nutritious meals which they would not otherwise be able to enjoy," said Mike Summers, chief executive of the Palace for Life Foundation, the club's charitable arm.

"We are grateful to the club for the funding, which enabled us to set up the project, and to the continuing generosity of Palace fans, which has allowed us to continue running it."

Palace are one of a number of clubs who are helping to provide food to those in need in their areas. This week, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers each announced new projects to supply foodbanks.

Palace are also stepping up to help young fans in south London with their Palace at Home hub providing a variety of exercises, fun activities and educational resources to do at home.

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