The foundation of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has donated £5,000 to help foodbanks in the city.

The Steven Gerrard Foundation has made the gesture to the LFC Emergency Foodbank Appeal to help support foodbanks serving vulnerable people in Liverpool and the rest of Merseyside.

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Liverpool launched the appeal last week to give people the opportunity to make a charitable donation to support the Trussell Trust Foodbank network, which provides emergency assistance to people living in food poverty.

“On behalf of my Foundation, I am proud to make this donation to the LFC Emergency Foodbank Appeal to support those who need it most,” said Gerrard, who is currently manager of Rangers in Scotland.

“Foodbanks provide a lifeline for so many people and continuing to support them during these unprecedented times is especially important.

“Any donation that people can give, no matter how big or small, will make a big difference and will help to ensure that the foodbanks can carry on providing essential services to those who need it most.”

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The donation to the Reds’ Emergency Foodbank Appeal take the total to over £13,000, which equates to providing over 800 three-day emergency food parcels.

Fans can donate to the LFC Emergency Foodbank Appeal via Liverpool's and LFC Foundation’s official Facebook pages.