Kenny Dalglish and LFC employees lend a hand at local foodbank
Kenny Dalglish and a number of Liverpool FC employees joined volunteers at a north Liverpool foodbank this week to help prepare food parcels for local residents in need.
The LFC staff headed down to St Andrew’s Church, a short distance from Anfield stadium, and spent the morning assisting in a number of areas; including serving tea and coffee, processing vouchers, bag packing and interacting with the local people.
Kenny was also on hand to help, making a donation to the foodbank before engaging with volunteers and residents.
As part of its dedication to tackle food poverty, LFC’s Red Neighbours programme is an advocate for local foodbanks, holding collections at every home game as well as regular internal staff donations - with all contributions going to people in crisis in the L4, L5 and L6 areas.
Ahead of the game this weekend against Huddersfield Town, the club is encouraging fans to donate what they can for those in need.
Supporters attending the game can drop off any non-perishable food donations and toiletries at the foodbank collection points, which are open three hours before kick-off and located on Anfield Road, next to the club’s Family Park, and inside the new LFC Anfield superstore
Red Neighbours concentrates on four key areas of need - food poverty and education; support for the elderly community; encouraging a physically active community; and creating memorable experiences for young people.
During the month of October, the main focus of the Red Neighbours team is food poverty and education, with a variety of activities and events taking place in the local community.