As we all approach the festive season, Carshalton Athletic would like to take this opportunity to help those within that community that need a little assistance.

As such, for the next three home games, starting when Tooting and Mitcham United visit this Saturday, the club is asking both sets of fans to help with a collection for the local food bank.

There is no donation too small because if each person brings just one item then that will make a difference within the community.

"Please can Carshalton and Tooting supporters come together on this project to do a little bit to help those less fortunate that us,” said Carshalton chairman Paul Dipre.

“The club will be doubling whatever is donated with a bulk purchase from a local supermarket."

Popular Items to donate include long-life orange juice, tinned rice pudding, tinned spaghetti and dried milk.

“This initiative is very important to the chairman and I as the club is at the heart of the community and ideally placed to help those that may need a little support, particularly at this festive time of year,” added Carshalton player/manager Peter Adeniyi.

“Football fans are truly special people and I have no doubt that they will support this cause.”

Other produce ideas to help inspire include breakfast cereals, soup, pasta, rice, tinned beans/meat/vegetables/fruit, tea or coffee, sugar, biscuits and snacks.

Carshalton Athletic vs Tooting and Mitcham United in the FA Trophy third qualifying round is on Saturday 23rd November (kick-off 3pm).