WYCOMBE Wanderers has launched a matchday food collection to benefit the One Can Trust foodbank.

The One Can Trust foodbank, based on Duke Street in High Wycombe, receives around £200,000 worth of food donations each year to serve the community. It distributes well over 400 food parcels each month to benefit those less fortunate.

The football club, through its chaplain Benedict Musola, is delighted to have formed a new partnership with the charity.

The club invites supporters to donate food products upon arrival at Adam Park each matchday, beginning with the fixture against Ipswich Town on New Year's Eve, which will then be passed to One Can Trust for distribution.

A collection point will be located close to the entrance gates at Adams Park, staffed by volunteers, who will receive donations of suitable high-priority tinned and boxed food items including tinned meats, vegetables, cereals, long-life mile, toiletries and rice.

Musola visited the One Can Trust warehouse with Wycombe stars Alex Samuel and Cameron Yates. He said: “Wycombe Wanderers and One Can Trust play different but very important roles in the community, and it's fantastic that they've come together to give supporters the opportunity to help those in need by donating essential food items.

Samuel added: “It was a real eye-opening experience to see how much food is collected and handed out by One Can Trust, and to learn how many people in the area struggle to put food on the table for themselves and their families.

"We hope that we can help play a part by asking fans to add one or two items to their weekly shopping list and bring it along to Adams Park to donate to the foodbank. It will help make a big difference to the lives of others.”

Steph Clay, Project Manager at One Can Trust, said: “We were delighted to welcome Benedict, Alex and Cameron to the foodbank, and thank them for getting this new initiative off the ground and introducing us to Wycombe Wanderers.

"The football club has shown incredible generosity by opening the foodbank on matchdays at Adams Park.

"On behalf of everyone at One Can Trust and everyone who will benefit from the additional food parcels that we will be able to distribute, I’d like to say a huge thank you to those who are able to donate.”

A list of high-priority items will be provided closer to the time.