Red Neighbours supports families in need with half-term food parcels
Liverpool FC’s community programme, Red Neighbours, will deliver food hampers to families in need during the upcoming half-term break as part of its ‘Breakfast Clubs to You’ initiative.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Neighbours would have welcomed families to Anfield over the half-term break for breakfast clubs, involving a cooked meal, activities and live music. However, as a result of current restrictions, ‘Breakfast Clubs to You’ was launched to ensure that local families don’t miss out.
The Red Neighbours team will deliver 160 food parcels in the Anfield and Kirkby communities next week, each feeding a family of four for up to five days. Each parcel includes items such as bread, milk, eggs, cereal, fruit and much more.
As part of a seasonal twist, the Red Neighbours team has also included a Halloween pumpkin soup recipe – assembled by the chefs at Anfield – with the ingredients provided to help families cook together over the half-term holidays.
Forbes Duff, Red Neighbours senior manager, said: “We are delighted to continue the delivery of food parcels to those most in need in our local communities throughout the half-term holidays.
“We would have loved to welcome families into Anfield as usual for our half-term breakfast clubs but that’s unfortunately not an option at the moment due to the current government restrictions. Although we have had to adapt amidst the current pandemic, we are proud that we will help to feed over 600 people next week with our ‘Breakfast Clubs to You’ initiative.”
Aside from their support over half-term, the Red Neighbours team also continue to produce and deliver 1,000 meals per week to those in need in the local community as part of the club’s COVID-19 recovery response work. Since March, the team have delivered over 27,000 free meals to those living in food poverty throughout the local community.