Reece James has continued the fight to eradicate food poverty for the disadvantaged. The England right-back donated £10,000 to the Felix Project and assisted the Evening Standard in giving out meals for their Food For London project.
James, who has had a wonderful start to the season and has been pivotal for Frank Lampard’s side, spoke about the inspiration behind why he began to take this initiative on wholeheartedly.
‘When I grew up, I was around a few of my friends who didn’t have the privilege of having food all the time,’ James said to the Standard.
‘I saw what it can do and how it can change people’s lives, so I wanted to come and help. You can’t do anything if you don’t have food in your body, so it starts with that – it makes you feel normal.’
The right-back joined volunteers at the Greenhouse sports centre in Marylebone to give out the hot meals.
James thinks he must use his platform and status to bring good for the disadvantaged.
‘When you have a bigger profile, you’ve got a bigger voice, and it’s easier to get the message across.’