A NON-LEAGUE club have delivered 2,000 McDonald’s English muffins to those in need after their community efforts made waves in the United States.

Ardley United have a connection with their local restaurants, which saw them dish out surplus eggs and milk when coronavirus shut down the venues last month.

News of the goodwill mission reached McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago and helped prompt a

follow-up last weekend.

It was the day Ardley were due to wrap up their Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division campaign.

But with the competition expunged from the record books, chairman Ian Feaver and McDonald’s franchisee Joanne Jones instead loaded up the club’s minibus with the muffins.

Feaver said: “It was nice to get out and do something.

“McDonald’s said they had 2,000 English muffins and asked if we would like to distribute them.

“When we did this before with the milk and eggs it was picked up in Chicago and has become a bit of a story there.

“The muffins were really appreciated at the Fewcott Nursing Home and by the local residents.

“A lot of people were asking for us to deliver them and as we went round others were coming out and asking for some.

“I think most people in Ardley and Fritwell were eating McDonald’s English muffins on Sunday morning.

“It really felt like we were connecting with the community.

“Hopefully we will see a few of them at our games when things get back to normal.”

Jones, who owns and operates four McDonald’s restaurants across Baynards Green, Bicester and Banbury, said: “Supporting the local community has always been important to me and my team, and this is more important than ever at this difficult time.

“I am delighted that we were able to use our existing relationship with Ardley United to deliver food to vulnerable people in our community.

“I want to thank Ian and everybody at Ardley United who made it possible.”