Posted on 25 May 2017
Warrant Group was delighted to pledge its support to the Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative at the Merseyside derby at Anfield.
When Liverpool FC encouraged fans to bring donations to the match, Warrant Group was on hand to ensure their onward transportation to a local warehouse.
John Burnett, Warrant Group's Trade Sales Business Development Manager, was at the match.
He said: "When the club was asked by Fans Supporting Foodbanks to put a call out for donations, Warrant Group was pleased to offer some practical assistance to support the volunteers.
"We were approached through the Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce to get involved and had a 7.5 tonne truck waiting on standby.
"There are regular food collections at matches at Anfield but thanks to the generorsity of fans from across Merseyside, there was a ten-fold increase in donations on derby day.
"It was great to get involved and hopefully there'll be more opportunities to show our support when the new season starts later this summer."
The local Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative was created by the Liverpool and Everton football supporters' groups.
It operates in conjunction with the North Liverpool Foodbank, Anfield Breckside Community Centre, Unite in the Community and the Trussell Trust.
Donations are used to provide three-day food parcels for people in need.
Some of the key items on the foodbank's priority list include: UHT Milk, cordial, tinned meat and vegetables, soup, noodles, rice pudding, custard, toiletries, baby wipes, nappies, feminine hygiene products and washing tablets.
For more information about Fans Supporting Foodbanks visit their Facebook page.
Picture caption: Ex-Liverpool player Robbie Fowler pictured with foodbank volunteers and John Burnett, Warrant Group's Trade Sales Business Development Manager (far right)
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