Both clubs have confirmed that their players will wear T-shirts with the patch “Fans Supporting Foodbanks” on the front, which takes the place of honour on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the founding of the volunteer group.
Everton and Liverpool players will wear special pre-match T-shirts during warm-ups for Saturday’s Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park.
Fans will notice that Everton and Liverpool will wear different tops for the warm-up at Goodison Park than Everton and Liverpool will wear before the game.
Since its inception, the organization has supported needy and vulnerable people by collecting food for them at games outside Anfield and Goodison Park, and has been instrumental in establishing similar programs at other clubs across the country.
Fans Supporting Foodbanks was founded by Ian Byrne, MP for Spirit of Shankly, and Dave Kelly of Everton’s Blue Union and was born out of the need to meet the growing demand for food banks in Liverpool.
“Although we would all prefer there not to be a need for food banks, I would like to congratulate the fans who support food banks for their commitment to feeding families in Liverpool,” said Liverpool Captain Jordan Henderson on the way.
They have also worked throughout the coronavirus pandemic to help those in need by creating a new food supply center in Anfield to ensure that those struggling and sheltered at home do not go hungry, while also focusing on developing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for NHS staff and key personnel.
Both clubs have also confirmed that the warm-up tops will be signed by their stars and used to raise urgently needed funds to maintain demand for emergency food parcels during the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.
added Congressman Ian Byrne on the way: “It’s brilliant to see how the fantastic support for Fans Supporting Foodbanks continues even at extremely worrying times for our communities.
“It will be a real honor to wear their badge this weekend and raise much needed funds.
The support of both clubs in the run-up to this week’s derby shows that the saying “unity is strength” is alive and well in Merseyside.
While Dave Kelly said: “The Merseyside Derby is unique in world football. Unlike many others, we have shared the loyalty to the Reds and Blues in the same family and both support our respective clubs with pride and passion.
“This city understands the concept of solidarity like no other, and that really sums up what we do.
“Food insecurity continues to increase and our five-year anniversary gives us all the opportunity to reflect on our initiative, but also to thank the supporters and the clubs that have accompanied us along the way. ..