Wolves Foundation’s Feed Our Pack project has made a really positive start both with supporting the local community with food parcels and a fantastic fundraising response from supporters.
Feed Our Pack was set up thanks to investment from the Premier League & PFA Community Fund which was then matched by Wolves Head Coach Nuno Espirito Santo, but will need further fundraising to ensure more people around Wolverhampton who are suffering the effects of food poverty can receive help.
Fans can also play a part by purchasing a first ever virtual ticket for Wolves’ fixture with Liverpool on Monday, March 15th, where the ticket price of £20 will go directly to the Feed Our Pack campaign to support local foodbanks and Holiday Hunger projects across the community.
Click here for all the details and to make your purchase.
There has been fantastic support for Feed Our Pack so far, including from the Wolves Foundation ambassadors, and we caught up with a few of them to hear their thoughts on such an important project.
Karl Henry (former Wolves captain)
“Wolves is a football club that really gets it. And with a Head Coach who really gets it and is not only an outstanding manager but also genuinely cares about the people of Wolverhampton. I am very proud to be part of Wolves Foundation and to see them taking on such an important and worthwhile project during these difficult times. I am sure fans will also want to do their bit to support the campaign and help people within our local communities who have been affected by the pandemic.”
Anna Price (Wolves Women captain)
“I am so proud of what our football club has initiated with the feed our pack project. It is so important that those of us who are able to can pull together and help those less fortunate in our City. The statistics in Wolverhampton for child poverty speak for themselves and it’s time to act . Some amazing work is being done but it shouldn’t end there, this is a long term issue and we must continue to support those less fortunate families until we are in a much better place as a City. Times are harder than ever during the pandemic which means togetherness and solidarity is a must from us all.”
Conor Coady (Wolves captain)
“The Feed Our Pack project goes to show how important this football club is in the city and how important the city is to the football club.We are lucky to get to play football during the pandemic when other people can’t go to work and can’t do things that they want to do.We understand the privileges that we have got so if there is anything that we can do to give back, like with Wolves Foundation and this project, then we will always do our best to help.”
Johnny Phillips (Sky Sports broadcaster/writer)
“The perfect storm created by years of austerity and a global pandemic has plunged so many in to deep poverty and Feed Our Pack is directly tackling this at the most fundamental levels. Tackling food poverty and providing education and food resources during school holidays can lift the most vulnerable children - who have been cruelly left behind - out of the depths of poverty. By offering hope of a better future and a way out of this crisis, Feed Our Pack will play a vital role in improving the society we live in and the direction we all need to take together.”
Jack Rutter (Motivational speaker/Former GB Paralympic captain)
“What an outstanding project to launch and a remarkable gesture by the Head Coach, Nuno. This has the potential to help so many lives in the community. No child or family should go without food. So proud to be an ambassador for the foundation. What a club! Feed Our Pack!”