Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has donated £250,000 as part of the Wolves Foundation's £500,000 Feed Our Pack project.
The project, which received £250,000 of funding from the Premier League and PFA Community Fund, will run for an initial three years. Alongside Holiday Hunger projects, the project also aims to support those affected by COVID-19 in Wolverhampton. There a number of different food banks operating around Wolverhampton and surrounding areas, run by different organisations, and the Foundation are hoping to add support where it can.
Nuno said: "Wolves fans and the people of Wolverhampton have been fantastic to me since I arrived here almost four years ago, and I wanted to give something back and help the people who are struggling during the pandemic.
“When you live in a city, you see and hear how people have been affected, but it is also a great city where people help and support each other and this is a really important project from the Wolves Foundation. Together we are stronger and I hope our supporters will want to join in and make sure we look after those people in our community who need it most during these really difficult times."
Will Clowes, Head of Wolves Foundation added: “Thanks to this really generous funding from the Premier League and PFA, then matched by Nuno, the Wolves Foundation has a chance to have a really positive impact on the most vulnerable people in our community at a time when they really need us.
“We are looking forward to linking up with different food banks across the city, and greatly expanding our work to reduce food poverty which began before Christmas."