Everton midfielder, Alex Iwobi has revealed that the sight of kids struggling for food hurts him after helping out at a Liverpool centre that supports more than 250 people with emergency food parcels each week.
With teammate, Moise Kean, both players are encouraging supporters heading to Anfield to drop off donations of non-perishable goods for local foodbanks ahead of Wednesday’s 234th Merseyside derby against Liverpool
Iwobi and Kean visited the center to discover more about the increasing demand for its services and help prepare food parcels to be distributed to people in need.
“It saddens my heart that a lot of people, especially kids, are struggling for food,” Iwobi told evertontv.
“People are working hard but they don’t make enough to take care of their own families. “So any little thing where we can help, it’s a pleasure.
“For us to come and see it with our own eyes is even better and it makes us understand and raises awareness.
“That 25 percent of the donations already come from football fans shows they don’t just come for the football but they’re out to help people that are in need as well.” Some of the Priority items include UHT milk, Long-life juice or cordial, Coffee, Jar pasta/curry sauce, Tinned meat, Tinned vegetables, Instant mash, Rice pudding/custard,
Jam, Toiletries, Cup-a-soup/noodles, Washing tablets, Toothpaste Shower gel, Shampoo, Conditioner.