A SPECTACULAR effort by community groups, schools, football fans, Liverpool City Council and residents will bring smiles to hundreds of faces this Christmas.
In the run-up to the festive season, Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, announced he would be donating £10,000 from his Hope Fund to help needy families enjoy Christmas dinner.
North, Central and South Liverpool foodbanks have each given out vouchers to families for fresh meat and vegetables across their centres.
At the same time an army of volunteers have been hard at work putting together special Christmas hampers to be sent out to families in need in time for the big day.
The effort has seen support from a range of local groups including Fans Supporting Foodbanks, the Trussell Trust and local ward councillors.
It means hundreds of families in difficult financial circumstances will receive something extra on Christmas Day.
In Everton, children from Our Lady Immaculate Primary School joined in the five day operation to get all the hampers out. The community-minded pupils formed a human chain to get the hundreds of hampers out to the foodbank vans ready for delivery.
The photo shows Year 4 pupils Katie and Aayman doing their bit along with the rest of the volunteers.