A group of football supporters who make up ‘Fans Supporting Foodbanks’ will be joined by members of the Liverpool Jewish Community as part of their Mitzvah Day celebrations on Sunday.
The foodbank collection point at the Park End at Goodison will be staffed by volunteers who will be ready to accept non-perishable food donations in the build-up to Everton’s clash against Watford.
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 welcome members of the local Jewish Community who will be volunteering as part of Mitzvah Day 2017.
The annual day of faith-based social action takes place in November each year and is celebrated by members of the Jewish faith in more than 24 countries. On Mitzvah Day, community groups and individuals undertake a range of volunteer projects for those in need in their community with the aim of creating deeper linkages within the local area alongside members of other faiths and creeds to support charities.
It is estimated foodbanks across the UK support more than one million people each year including more than 160,000 individuals in the North West.
Supporters wishing to donate to the foodbank 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.