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Clubs donate unused food to people in need

14 Mar 2020
Isaac Hayden, Newcastle West End Foodbank

Aston Villa, Brighton, Man City, Newcastle, Spurs and Liverpool help local people requiring assistance

Premier League clubs are donating unused food to the people who need them most after matches were postponed until 4 April. 

Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester CityNewcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur are among those who have given up thousands of food items to the vulnerable and homeless in their communities. 

The clubs had purchased meals to cook for fans and staff ahead of Matchweek 30 but they will now go to various night shelters and soup kitchens. 

Midfielder Isaac Hayden, pictured top, has seen the work of Newcastle West End Foodbank, the largest of its kind in the country, providing emergency food parcels and provisions to around 3,000 people across Tyneside each month.

"We simply could not continue to fight food poverty without the amazing generosity of Newcastle United and its fans," Carole Rowland from Newcastle West End Foodbank told the club's official website

Liverpool have also stepped up to help those in need in their community on Merseyside.

Fixtures at Anfield significantly help the North Liverpool Foodbank, which, thanks to the generosity of Liverpool fans, receives approximately 25 per cent of its donations from matchday collections.

So, the Liverpool first-team squad and the LFC Foundation have committed to a joint donation of £10,000 a match for the four remaining league fixtures scheduled at Anfield this season to ensure the foodbank can continue to function.

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