Blues stars Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean have learned about the incredible impact of the Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative - and the generosity of Evertonians - by helping out at a Liverpool centre that supports more than 250 people with emergency food parcels each week.
Ahead of Wednesday's 234th Merseyside derby, both Everton and Liverpool are encouraging supporters heading to Anfield to drop off donations of non-perishable goods for local foodbanks ahead of kick-off.
The North Liverpool Foodbank in Clubmoor provided 90 tonnes of food to local people last year, with as much as 25 per cent of the total donations made to the centre coming via collections on matchdays at Goodison Park and Anfield.
Iwobi and Kean visited the centre last week to discover more about the increasing demand for its services and help prepare food parcels to be distributed to people in need.
“It saddens my heart that a lot of people, especially kids, are struggling for food," Iwobi told evertontv. "People are working hard but they don’t make enough to take care of their own families.
"So any little thing where we can help, it’s a pleasure.
"For us to come and see it with our own eyes is even better and it makes us understand and raises awareness.
"That 25 per cent of the donations already come from football fans shows they don’t just come for the football but they’re out to help people that are in need as well.”
Watch Iwobi and Kean as they help out at the foodbank in the video above or by clicking here. Users of the official Everton app can also navigate to the 'Video' section.
Read more about how to make a donation to local foodbanks below.
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WATCH: IWOBI AND KEAN HELP OUT AT LOCAL FOODBANK
Ahead of Wednesday’s derby at Anfield, people can drop off their donations three hours before kick-off and up to 15 minutes after kick-off at three locations:
The foodbank van located on Anfield Road
The official LFC retail store
Homebaked bakery on Oakfield Road
Priority items include:
Long-life juice or cordial
Jar pasta/curry sauce
To donate at Everton home matches:
The Fans Supporting Foodbanks donation van will be on-site at Goodison Park adjacent to the Fan Zone on Goodison Road in the build-up to every home match this season.
Supporters attending matches at Goodison can drop off any non-perishable food items right up until kick-off. Fans can also donate at:
St Luke’s Church on Goodison Road
The People’s Hub on Spellow Lane
Everton Free School on Spellow Lane
The Blue Base on Salop Street