Manchester rivals contribute money together to the local foodbanks in Manchester to meet the increased demand of the vulnerable people.
While the football world is fighting against the spread of the Coronavirus, the Manchester based clubs- Manchester United and Manchester City, have set a great precedent.
In the official statement, both clubs declared that they have donated a combined £100,000 sum to help food banks in Greater Manchester meet increased demand from vulnerable people, as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Following a new co-operation between the MCFC and MUFC Fans’ Foodbanks to launch a fund-raising appeal in response to the impact of coronavirus, each club will donate £50,000 to the Trussell Trust.
The Trussell Trust support a network of over 1,200 food-bank centres, including 19 in the Greater Manchester area, which will be the beneficiaries of this donation.
In a joint-statement, 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
We are #ACityUnited.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 21, 2020
Furthermore, Manchester United’s website even gave the process one can also contribute, supporters who would like to make a donation to the Fans Supporting Foodbanks coronavirus fundraising appeal should click here.
Moreover, if you are in need of emergency food support or are interested in supporting the Trussell Trust click here. Earlier Manchester United legend Gary Neville allowed NHS to use his two hotels in Manchester.
The warm support by the sport has been highly effective and has also spread awareness, as the world tries to combat against the virus together.