Western United to host Food Relief match for Foodbank Victoria

Western United Foodbank

Western United will partner with Foodbank Victoria to deliver a special Food Relief round against Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday, February 20.

Players and staff from both Western and its women’s affiliate team Calder United will work to promote the match and the cause of food relief which remains an important issue in the community.

As part of the Food Relief match, Happsa Group’s Goals to Fight Hunger initiative, in partnership with the Club and Foodbank, will be supercharged with the support of the Club’s extended partner network.

The initiative means that currently, every goal Western United scores results in $200 being donated to Foodbank Victoria, and for the Wanderers clash that donation will be significantly multiplied, allowing for a spectacular donation amount to come from the match.

So far this season, United has scored nine A-League Men goals which have helped deliver some 3,600 meals to those in need.

From Monday right up until half-time on matchday, every fan that donates to Foodbank will go in the running to take part in the 61 Design Kick to Win half-time competition for a supercharged cash prize.

Foodbank Victoria continues to do outstanding work throughout Victoria, and in particular in Western United’s heartland in the Western suburbs. From CEO Dave McNamara:

“We’ve seen how powerful communities can be when we work together with them to deliver what they need. Everyone involved in this food relief match shares that deep connection to their local community, and we’re looking forward to joining our friends from the West on game day to help raise funds and keep feeding vulnerable people.”

In 2021, the Foodbank Hunger Report revealed that one in every six adults in Australia hadn’t had enough to eat over the previous year, while 1.2 million children had gone without adequate food.

Tickets are on sale from 4pm on Friday, February 11 and are part of the A-Leagues’ Feb Frenzy, with all adult general admission prices frozen at $20 for the entire month.

Western United encourages all members and fans to attend the match and don as much Green and Black (and purple) as they can to continue to help Foodbank put more meals on the table for the most vulnerable people in our communities.