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Barnsley matchday food donated to local charity

QPR’s matchday food for Saturday’s postponed fixture against Barnsley has been donated to local charity The Upper Room.

The EFL confirmed on Friday morning that it would be suspending all fixtures until April 3rd at the earliest, due to the COVID-19 virus.

By the time the announcement was made, the club had already received and prepared its food for the Barnsley game and QPR in the Community Trust then contacted City Harvest to see if it could be given to some local people in need.

QPR Trust CEO Andy Evans said: “Our first thought when we began to discuss the no-longer-needed food for Saturday’s game was ‘can we help a charity in our local area?’.

“We didn’t want it all to go to waste and we know that City Harvest do a fantastic job in redistributing food to charitable organisations all over London.

“The Upper Room are one of those and we know all about the work that they do. They were shortlisted for our stadium naming rights project last year and I’m really pleased that we’ll be helping them to feed a number of vulnerable people this evening.”

City Harvest provide support to 300 organisations that feed London’s most vulnerable people by regularly delivering high-quality, nourishing food to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, children's programs, centres for the elderly, and refuges for women experiencing domestic violence.

Supporters are reminded that the EFL have postponed all fixtures until at least April 3rd 2020.

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