Liverpool FC's community programme, Red Neighbours, would like to thank fans who made a generous donation to the foodbank before the Merseyside Derby at Anfield on Sunday.

A fantastic 542.1kg of food was collected by volunteers and LFC staff ahead of the game.

This is the equivalent of 36 three-day food parcels, providing more than 1,300 meals to help feed approximately 144 people in crisis in the L4, L5 and L6 areas.

The food, which consisted of fan and LFC staff donations, has been handed over to the North Liverpool Foodbank and will be distributed to local people in need of emergency assistance.

Reds full back Jon Flanagan helped to kick off the food donations by making a contribution to the North Liverpool Foodbank head office in Clubmoor ahead of the Everton game on Friday morning.

As part of its dedication to tackling food poverty, the Red Neighbours programme supports the Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative and hosts foodbank collections at all home games. 

Supporters attending the game can drop off any non-perishable food donations and toiletries at the 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.