Despite the majority of the squad being in Perth ahead of Friday's Semi Final, the GIANTS players are giving back to the Western Sydney community via the GIANT Hand community initiative.

Through the AFL Players Care charity initiative, the playing group has donated $10,000 to the program that is seeing meals delivered to the most vulnerable in our community.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has hit the Western Sydney community hard and the GIANTS have committed to delivering 1000 meals a week to those most vulnerable, mainly in south-west Sydney and more broadly across the region.

The generous donation from the playing group was made official this week with injured GIANTS Lachie Keeffe and Jack Buckley making a special presentation to Head of Community, Ali Faraj. AFLPA Regional Manager Luisa Meoli was also on hand.

Frontline workers at Westmead are delighted to receive meals as part of the GIANT Hand program.

Through generous donations such as this, the GIANT Hand initiative has been able to branch out this week to include delivering meals to front line workers at Westmead hospital.

GIANTS Head of Community Ali Faraj said: “We’re grateful to the playing group for their support of this important program.

“The funds they’ve donated are making a big difference to the lives of those doing it tough in our community as well as those on the frontline, fighting this pandemic.

“As a club, we’ll continue to do whatever we can to make life a little bit easier during this difficult time.”

Donations to the GIANT Hand Program can be made here.

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