Liverpool and Everton have stepped in to feed local children during the half-term holiday.
Both clubs will be working to make sure children in their local communities don't go hungry during the holiday this week, with many families struggling more than ever during the lockdown.
LFC’s community team, Red Neighbours and its official charity, LFC Foundation are supporting their local communities this week by delivering over 850 essential breakfast and lunch parcels to local schools and community hubs.
The Red Neighbours team is supporting 28 schools in Anfield and Kirkby such as, Gladwys Street Primary School, Four Oaks Primary School, Northwood Community Primary School and All Saints Catholic High School with 180 breakfast boxes for their pupils and families.
Each school will receive six breakfast boxes, which contain essential items such as eggs, milk, cereals, and bread to help feed a family of four for a week. Some of the schools who are currently receiving additional support from the Club, such as free meals as part of its 1,000 free weekly meals initiative, will receive eight breakfast boxes.
The LFC Foundation will be supporting its participants and their families this half-term break by providing 500 packed lunch parcels and 200 breakfast parcels to its community hubs across the Liverpool City Region who will distribute them to local families in need of extra support.
The LFC Foundation’s breakfast and lunch parcels have been made possible thanks to funds donated by The Steve Morgan Foundation and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. More than £19,000 will be used to help fund further food and essential items parcels for the local community over the next four weeks.
Forbes Duff, Red Neighbours’ senior manager, said: “It’s so important for us as a Club and neighbour to support our local communities as much as possible during what is a very difficult time for many families.
“Food poverty is a longstanding area of focus for Red Neighbours and during every half-term and summer holiday break we host breakfast clubs for hundreds of local families at Anfield, which sadly we can’t do this year. However, I hope that our continued support, despite not being face-to-face, reminds our communities that we are still here to help and support where we can.”
Everton Football Club also has a long history of supporting local people.
This will continue this week as the Everton in the Community team make sure kids are not going hungry during the holidays.
A spokesperson for the organisation said: "This half-term sees Everton in the Community continue to deliver its Blue Family initiative to its participants, fans and the general public, providing essential aid and support to those who need it most.
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"The initiative has already supported more than 28,000 individuals and families in need and is committed to continuing to provide this bespoke support as long as it is needed.
"This half-term will see Everton in the Community staff continue to work with local primary and secondary schools as well as community centres and charitable organisations across Liverpool to ensure that no one is going hungry."