Fans Supporting Foodbanks started out after seeing a third party, ETIC, host a Food Bank collection around five years ago outside Goodison Park prior to a match. The uptake to this wasn’t great, so the founders of Fans Supporting Foodbanks went to the drawing board to see what they could come up with.
The founders – Dave Kelly, Ian Kelly and Robbie Daniels, have worked together on previous projects in the past and knew what they could achieve if they worked together again.
This resulted in the founders putting wheelie-bins outside the Winslow Hotel on match days, resulting in more and more people getting involved or simply coming over to find out what’s going on. That in itself was enough to spread the word.
The slogan “Hunger Doesn’t Wear Club Colours” was adopted – meaning that while Dave is an Everton fan and Ian is a Liverpool fan, the problem is much more deep rooted than a rivalry, it exists outside of the 90 minutes and it’s something we should all genuinely stick together on.
Fans Supporting Foodbanks make no money from what they do, and everybody who chips in is a volunteer, because the people involved want to help each other.