The football fans who are feeding the hungry

The fans of two of the Premier League’s closest rival football teams in Liverpool were the inspiration for Fans Supporting Foodbanks, a network of food banks that is addressing food poverty across the United Kingdom, as well as changing the image of UK football fans

It began in 2015 when, recognizing a growing food poverty crisis in the boroughs of Walton and Anfield, home to the Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs, two grassroots supporter groups – The Blue Union (Everton) and The Spirit of Shankly (Liverpool) – formed an alliance. Their slogan is “Hunger doesn’t wear club colours,” and their logo shows a red hand and a blue hand clasped in a show of unity and friendship.

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