The Tottenham Hotspur stadium and Alexandra Palace have been turned into giant food distribution hubs to help Haringey residents during the outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19.

Hundreds of food parcels have been sent out across the borough in the past few days as part of a joint effort between Haringey Council, Tottenham Hotspur and voluntary sector partners such as Edible London.

There are already hundreds of people involved in the project, and more volunteers are expected to join as the effort ramps up.

The council has even sent parking wardens to support the food hubs and help get essential items to the most vulnerable people.

But with supplies running low at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, businesses and voluntary and community sector organisations are being asked to help.

Businesses that can help with immediate donations have been asked to contact

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Donations of dry and tinned foods and essential household items such as sanitary and cleaning products are particularly welcome.

The council has assured residents that teams at its distribution hubs are following strict health and safety protocols while working in line with government guidelines on Covid-19.

Staff are required to be two metres apart and to wear personal protective equipment, which is disposed of at the end of each day to avoid cross contamination.

Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, leader of Haringey Council, said: “I’m inspired by the generosity of our community, who have stepped up so quickly to help.

“We have staff and volunteers on the ground working tirelessly at our two food redistribution centres, Alexandra Palace and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, alongside our voluntary sector partners, such as Edible London.

“By working together we’re ensuring food can get to hundreds of households who need it most. With even more volunteers, we hope we’ll be able to support thousands, so please do get in touch if you can help.”

Edible London founder Sunny Karagozlu said: “Edible London have been doing this for two and a half years, but the amount of beneficiaries has now increased vastly.

“Now we’ve joined forces with Haringey Council and are able to reach loads more people.”

The Connected Communities scheme can also offer help for residents concerned about childcare, benefits and housing, along with support for those who are feeling isolated.

People can use the Haringey Connected mobile app, which is available for free in app stores, or call Connected Communities at 020 8489 4431 between Monday and Friday, 8.30am to 6.30pm.

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