Western United FC are proud to announce it has signed a charity partnership with Foodbank Victoria for the 2020/21 A-League season.
Based in the heart of the west in Yarraville, Foodbank Victoria are the state's oldest and largest food relief agency.
Foodbank Victoria do amazing work supporting our community by providing food relief to more than 140,000 Victorians each month.
“As a football club, Western United FC is still so young being in our inaugural year of the A-League. The team has worked hard on the pitch, but off the pitch we’re working just as hard to build a club the west will be proud of," Western United CEO Chris Pehlivanis said.
"This partnership is a solid step for us on that journey.
"The work Foodbank Victoria does, the commitment to the issue of hunger, it’s second to none. Together we’ll combine our strengths and build a partnership that will help fight the hunger crisis.”
The partnership will provide the opportunity to expand awareness of food insecurity among Victorians through the club's channels.
Western United players, staff, and members will be able to volunteer with Foodbank Victoria to help fight hunger in Victoria, aligning with club values, effort, and togetherness.
Although food insecurity may seem foreign to many, it is a horrific reality for one in five Victorians.
In recent weeks, Foodbank Victoria has been experiencing an increase in the number of people seeking food relief, with many charity partners reporting up to a 50% increase in demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
The club believes there is no better time to unite with Foodbank Victoria and help ensure no Victorian goes hungry.