Liverpool FC's community team, Red Neighbours, is providing hundreds of breakfast parcels this half-term to support local families.

A total of 240 breakfast parcels were delivered ahead of this week’s half-term break to community centres, schools and local charities throughout the Anfield and Kirkby areas.

The breakfast parcels, which are part of Red Neighbours’ ‘Breakfast Clubs to You’ initiative, provide families in need with essential food items and some goodies.

Each breakfast parcel contains staple food items such as eggs, cereal and fruit, with enough food to feed a family of five for up to three days. This half-term, to celebrate National Children’s Gardening Week, every parcel includes sunflower seeds and a note of encouragement to ‘grow with us’.

Food poverty is a key area of focus for the club’s Red Neighbours team and, sadly, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is an issue that is affecting local communities more than ever during these turbulent times.

Jen Austin, Red Neighbours senior co-ordinator, said: “It’s so important for us to support local people and families who may be struggling to put food on the table, and we know that school holidays put even more pressure on families.

“Whilst we are still unable to welcome local people into Anfield to enjoy our breakfast clubs, we will continue to be present in our local communities and offer support as we begin to recover from this crisis.”