Matchday food donations for Feed Our Pack

Wolves fans wishing to donate food items for the Feed Our Pack project supporting those in the city affected by food poverty can now do so on a home matchday – starting against Everton on Monday night.

Feed Our Pack was launched by Wolves Foundation at the start of the year with the aim of helping those affected during the pandemic by supporting the city’s foodbanks, distributing food parcels, and delivering holiday sessions with breakfast and lunch included for local schoolchildren. 

Wolves fans have been fantastic in their fundraising support for Feed Our Pack, adding over £80,000 to the initial investment of £500,000, and there is now an option to donate food which will then be passed on to those in need across the city. 

“Since launching Feed Our Pack the support we have received from the Wolves supporters and from the city in general has been incredible,” says Ollie Locker, food poverty project manager with Wolves Foundation. 

“Fans have carried out so much fundraising and different local groups and businesses have come forward to offer support, which is helping the Foundation have a really positive impact on the people of Wolverhampton. 

“Right from the start, plans for Feed Our Pack always included asking for food donations on a matchday, and, with supporters now back attending games again, we have been able to organise a process where this is possible. 

“Donations of food can be made for the first time ahead of Monday’s game against Everton, and we look forward to being able to pass on items to support the network of food banks across Wolverhampton.” 

Items can be taken to the stall at the Energy Angels Fan Zone situated on the Wanderer Car Park behind the South Bank, between 5pm and kick-off at 8pm. 

Fans are encouraged to donate boxed and pre-packaged food which is still within its expiry date and has no sign of damage such as dents, leaks or holes. 

Items should ideally have ring-pulls or pull tabs rather than requiring a can opener, and home-made food or food requiring storage in a fridge or freezer cannot be accepted. 

Since its inception back in January, Feed Our Pack has supported over 1,000 local families, provided over 14,000 meals to those in need, delivered one-to-one education in nutrition to 120 families and provided 150 hours of physical activities during the school holidays. 

The Foundation has also been able to maximise the impact of Feed Our Pack by linking up with the His Church charity, which collects food and other products which can no longer be used or sold by distributors and passes them on to the local community.

Feed Our Pack is also not just about food and holiday activities with a digital campaign to provide local schoolchildren with laptops and a donation from Official Wolves Mascots of 250 Wolves’ kits to young supporters.