Due to the overwhelmingly success at the Pride Park Stadium food donation hub throughout November, Derby County Community Trust will be continuing to accept donations of dried and tinned goods in the run up to Christmas.
Originally reinstated to cover the second lockdown period, whilst the drop off point in the DCFCMegastore was closed, the generosity of the community has been incredible with many crates worth of food being donated over each of the last three weeks.
In response, the donation hub will be remaining open on Thursday 3rd, 10th and 17th December from 11:00am-2:00pm.
Alongside this, Derby County Football Club and Community Trust will be supporting local initiatives to ensure those in need of support will receive the relief packages they need over the festive period as part of the club’s ‘Stay Safe. Stay Fit. Stay Connected.’ initiative.
Derby County first-team forward Morgan Whittaker has become a keen advocate of the donation hub, making weekly drop offs to support those in need.
While food remains the important focus of the donation hub, the Community Trust will be accepting donations of gifts in the lead up to Christmas too, such as books and DVDs. These gifts should be appropriate for children wherever possible and will be delivered in time for Christmas.
The food donation hub has now been in operation since April and has significantly contributed to the 150,000+ items of food which have been distributed across Derby during that time, all thanks to the kind donations from the public.
If you would like to make a donation but cannot make the Thursday drop off times, please get in touch with the Community Trust team at [email protected].