Local grassroots football teams are giving back to the community during coronavirus lockdown.

Yate United Football club have donated five-hundred-pounds to the local foodbank, as numbers requiring the service soar.

North Bristol foodbanks, of which Yate foodbank belongs to, has seen over a 300% increase of individuals requiring the service, as coronavirus cripples the nation.

The local club currently has players from over 300 families and has been running for almost 50 years, with lots of Yate's footballers making their way through their books.

Ricky Gray, Chairman of Yate United Football club said:

"We provide football to families in the local areas and have been an integral part of the community for 49 years.

"Hearing requests for volunteers and donations for our local foodbank made us realise the importance of the different sections of our community. We decided we should help in anyway we can.

"Therefore, on behalf of all of the committee, the managers and coaches, the players and parents associated with the Yate United we have donated a sum of £500.00 to Yate foodbank.

"In other words, Yate United giving back to Yate.

"We sincerely hope that this gesture goes someway to help them carry on the amazing work they are doing to support our community.

"From everyone at Yate United, we ask everyone to stay safe and stay in. We thank everyone for everything they are doing. We look forward to seeing our players again soon."

To donate to Yate foodbank please use one of the collection points in Waitrose or Iceland. Or, The Candle, 88 Station Road is open for donations Tuesdays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-noon.