The Arsenal Foundation are working with the Islington Council on their emergency response plan, donating tonnes of emergency supplies.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: The Arsenal Foundation And HIS Church Deliver Food Parcels for Local Residents at Emirates stadium on April 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: The Arsenal Foundation and HIS Church deliver food parcels for local residents on April 09, 2020. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal announced on their website on Friday that The Arsenal Foundation are working with HIS Church to deliver 15 tonnes of emergency supplies to Islington.

They’re joining up with the local council to donate more than 30,000 free meals, sanitary and personal hygiene products to vulnerable members of the community. They’re also pledging £100k to local organisations and £50k of partnership funding with Islington Giving towards the COVID-19 Crisis Fund.

It’s always good to see the club making positive moves to help the community. Modern-day Arsenal aren’t just a football team, but a key part of the local area.

By contrast, Tottenham Hotspur are in trouble with the public again. After taking taxpayer’s money to furlough their staff, cutting wages of their casual workers, Jose Mourinho then took players out in public for a training session.

It’s a shame there’s still only one North London club with any class. It would be great to see Arsenal’s rivals stepping up to the mark and correcting their mistakes in the coming weeks.

That might sound like petty point-scoring, but I don’t care. It worked on Liverpool to get them to reverse their furlough decision, after all. If cheap guilt-inducing tricks result in more vulnerable people finding stability and security in their lives, it’s worth it. Go and point score and make them feel bad.

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