Everton is urging supporters attending Sunday's game against Brentford to also make a food donation to Fans Supporting Foodbanks.
The distinctive purple Fans Supporting Foodbanks collection van has moved back to its pre-pandemic location and will be located on the edge of the Fan Zone on Goodison Road.
While the Fan Zone itself remains closed for the remainder of this season, supporters can make their donations in the traditional way on Goodison Road.
With cost of living rises impacting people across Merseyside, fans are encouraged to donate non-perishable or a variety of dry products, such as rice or pasta; tinned foods including fruit and steamed puddings, or non-perishable packets such as breakfast cereals, biscuits, long life milk, coffee, fruit juice and sugar. Toiletries and children’s nappies are also very welcome.
Regarded as a vital resource, it has been more than six years since Dave Kelly, Ian Byrne MP and Robbie Daniels set up Fans Supporting Foodbanks.
Since then, it has received the backing of both Everton and Liverpool football clubs, people in the city region and groups of fans from across the country who use the popular #RightToFood and #HungerDoesntWearClubColours hashtags to help spread the word and show their support.
Last year, Everton supported the launch of the #FootbAllTogetherNow campaign which marked a proud moment for the city of Liverpool, becoming the first city in the country to officially back a call for the right to food to be enshrined in law.
The campaign aimed to ensure the #RighttoFood will be part of the Government’s National Food Strategy which is due to be the first independent review of England’s entire food system in 75 years and should identify the appropriate food system required to build for the future and eradicate hunger.
For fans not attending the match but who want to contribute, charitable donations can be made by clicking here.
Food donations can also be made Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm directly to North Liverpool Foodbank at St Andrews Community Network, 16-18 Larkhill Lane, Clubmoor, Liverpool, L13 9BR.