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Man United And Man City Put Football Rivalry Aside To Donate £100K To Food Banks

By Laura Rogan March 23, 2020

A great way to reunite the community during this tough time.

While the football is postponed, the reds and the blues have come together for a rare team-up, but it’s all for a very worthy cause.

Confirming in a joint statement, the two clubs have come together to donate a whopping £100,000 to help the food banks in Manchester feed the vulnerable – as not only the food banks struggle, but supermarkets struggle to keep up with demand due to the pandemic.

Credit: The Trussell Trust

Each club will donate £50,000 each to the Trussell Trust, a trust which supports a network of over 1,200 food bank centres, including 19 in Greater Manchester. The donations will not only help the food banks help with increased demand, but also make up for the loss of donations that are made on match days – which of course have been interrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Manchester City and Manchester United said: “We are proud of the role our supporters play in helping local food banks and recognise the increased strain likely to be placed on these charities by the impact of coronavirus. At a time of challenge for our community, we are pleased to come together with our fans to help vulnerable members of society in a City United.”

Credit: The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust’s senior operations manager Rachel Macklin continued: “As the coronavirus pandemic develops, more people than ever may need help from food banks across our network. This situation presents a huge additional pressure on already overstretched resources. We may start to see a reduction in food donations and volunteers may become unavailable if they are in the at-risk categories or are self-isolating.”

If you’d like to the Fans Supporting Foodbanks coronavirus fundraising appeal, click here, or alternatively support the Trussell Trust here.

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