Tottenham reveal what is happening to the food meant for the Man United match

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Tottenham Hotspur were due to host Manchester United in the Premier League this weekend, as the two sides faced off in a huge fight for the Champions League places.

However, the match was suspended earlier this week due to the continued spread of the coronavirus across the UK and Europe as a whole.

The decision was made to suspend the Premier League until April 4 at the very earliest, when a further decision will be made on whether it can continue (BBC).

Tottenham are currently eighth in the league table, still with an outside chance of finishing in the Champions League places for next season.

With the Man United match no longer going ahead, Spurs were left with plenty of food which was set to go to waste without any hungry fans to feed.

However, the club have now announced that a significant amount of food has been donated to The Felix Project, a local food waste and hunger charity.

Tottenham said: ‘According to the charity, 1.5 million adults in London struggle to afford to eat every day, while 400,000 children are at risk of missing the next meal.

‘Following the postponement of the professional game in England and the resulting cancellation of Sunday’s fixture at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium owing to the outbreak of COVID-19, we have delivered over 1,200 items of produce to the Felix Project to distribute to local good causes.

‘These include 350 bottles of semi-skimmed milk, 460 fruit bags, 200 pasta pots, 40 packs of Tenderstem broccoli, 72 packs of baby gem lettuce, 14 boxes of tortilla corn chips and six boxes of flour buns, among other items.

‘Operating in London for the past four years, The Felix Project collects surplus fresh, nutritious food to deliver to charities and schools, so they can provide healthy meals and help the most vulnerable in our society.’

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