AN annual foodbank collection hosted by a Celtic supporters group is going online - and has raised over £3,000 so far.

The Green Brigade announced their yearly food bank collection will be carried out via a GoFundMe page.

The group have held the fundraising drive for the city’s foodbanks in the run up to Christmas for the last eight years.

Now they are asking fans to donate to the online page.

In a statement, The Green Brigade said: “For the last eight years, the Green Brigade have been collecting for food banks across Scotland before Celtic home matches in the run-up to Christmas.

“Clearly this year is different for everyone, and as a result of the continued stadium closures, we will be unable to receive food parcels as we normally would.”

The statement added: “The Tory government continue to screw on the most vulnerable. This, coupled with the massive impact of Covid-19, has led to an unprecedented demand for emergency food parcels.

“For this reason, we have decided to continue our food drive this year with an online appeal.”

The GoFundMe page has raised £3,755 of an expected £5,000 so far with hundreds of fans donating.

One fan said: Keep up the good work. Hail Hail.”

Another added: “This is a worthy cause organised by the Green Brigade which epitomises what Celtic is all about.”

The Green Brigade said: “Over the years, the Celtic support have supported our food drives unequivocally.

“It has grown to become the biggest of its kind and for that we should all be very proud.

“In some cases, the Celtic support have literally kept the door of these food banks open. We ask that our support rallies together once more where possible.”

The link to the GoFundMe page is here