Staff volunteers from LFC, its community programme, Red Neighbours and its charity, LFC Foundation are working alongside the North Liverpool Foodbank to help sort and pack emergency food parcels for local vulnerable families.
As part of the club’s ‘Unity is Strength’ project, LFC volunteers will attend the central food hub in Anfield, which has been turned into the city’s main food storage venue, to provide essential support to meet the current need during these unprecedented times.
Volunteers, who will take part in two-hour time slots from Monday to Friday during the week, will follow strict protection guidelines to ensure their safety and the safety of others, including social distancing, wearing personal protective equipment and regular hand washing/sanitising. The central food hub was also sprayed with sanitiser by infection control specialists in advance of the volunteering beginning.
Forbes Duff, manager of Red Neighbours, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with the North Liverpool Foodbank and it was so important for us to be able to continue our support, especially now during these difficult times where we know the demand will be high due to school closures and social isolation.
“I am proud that so many staff have come forward to volunteer their time to support this great cause and I look forward to working with them over the coming weeks.”
Alongside this, the club is also supporting foodbanks across Liverpool and Merseyside through the LFC Emergency Foodbank Fundraising Appeal. One hundred per cent of the funds collected will go towards supporting the Trussell Trust’s foodbank networks in Liverpool and Merseyside. If you would like to donate, click here.