A foodbank collection point set up by football fans will return for all of Everton’s home weekend Premier League games for the 2017/18 season.
The Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative, set up by local Everton and Liverpool supporters' groups in conjunction with North Liverpool Foodbank, Anfield Breckside Community Centre, Unite in the Community and the Trussel Trust, will be in the Park End next to the fanzone to collect any non-perishable food donated by fans, starting at Saturday's clash with Stoke at Goodison.
It is estimated foodbanks across the UK support more than one million people each year, including more than 160,000 in the North West.
Everton’s Head of Fan Services, Gill Derbyshire, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the foodbank van back to the Park End for the 2017/18 season. Evertonians donating food and other supplies have made such real difference to families in north Liverpool. Throughout last season the collections for each game kept getting bigger which is a credit to everyone involved. We’re looking forward to working with Fans Supporting Foodbanks and our Fans’ Forum to hopefully receive even more collections and help more people over the coming season.”
Supporters wishing to donate are encouraged to bring dry products, such as rice or pasta; tinned products, or packet products such as breakfast cereals, biscuits, long life milk, fruit juice and sugar. Toiletries, and children’s nappies are also welcome.