Liverpool FC is encouraging supporters to donate to Fans Supporting Foodbanks ahead of the Boxing Day encounter with Newcastle United at Anfield.

Local foodbanks have been busier than ever this Christmas, which means donations are particularly needed at this time.

As part of its dedication to tackle food poverty, the club's Red Neighbours programme backs the Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative and hosts foodbank collections at all home games.

Collected items are made into three-day emergency food parcels for local people in crisis within the L4, L5 and L6 postcodes.

Supporters attending the game can drop off any non-perishable food donations at the foodbank collection points, which are located on Anfield Road, next to the Family Park, and inside the Anfield superstore.

Some priority items include:

  • UHT milk
  • Long-life juice or cordial
  • Jar pasta/curry sauce
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Instant mash
  • Rice pudding/custard
  • Jam
  • Toiletries
  • Cup-a-Soup/noodles
  • Washing tablets

All food collected will be donated to the North Liverpool Foodbank.