WoWFEST calling on attendees to help rid Merseyside of food poverty

Attendees to this year’s WoWFEST are being called upon to help eradicate the blight of food poverty on Merseyside.

Writing on the Wall, the Liverpool writing and literacy organisation behind the month-long festival, has partnered with Fans Supporting Foodbanks (FSF).

FSF is a volunteer run initiative created by Spirit of Shankly and the Everton Supports Trust which collects much-need food on both Liverpool Football Club and Everton Football Club home match days.

The idea is to collect food for the communities in and around both North Liverpool stadiums and to get it to those who need it most.

Last September, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praised the campaign during his visit to Anfield for a Premier League match.

Anyone attending a WoWFEST 2019 event is being asked to bring with them a “tin of something” to help eradicate food poverty on Merseyside.

Writing on the Wall recently revealed the first batch of guests for this year’s festival, which will take place across a variety of venues.

Comedian Jo Brand, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, Booker Prize winner Ben Okri, and model and activist, Munroe Bergdorf are among the names confirmed.

Amid the chaos of Brexit, climate change, populism, fake news, digital surveillance and more, WoWFEST 2019 seeks to answer the question ‘where are we now?’ from 1-31 May.

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