FC Bayern Munich stars Danilo Barthel and Paul Zipser joined the club's managing director, Marko Pesic, in assisting at the Muenchner Tafel charity organization on Thursday, handing out food to the hundreds of people in need in the city. Bayern club president Herbert Hainer not only helped out as well, but also presented a donation check for €10,000 to representatives from the Muenchner Tafel.
"FC Bayern is always socially involved, and when I heard that the basketball players would be going to the Muenchner Tafel, I spontaneously said I would help out. Because the fact that they want to use their privileged standing to help people, especially now during the corona crisis, is fantastic and very important," Hainer said.
The Muenchner Tafel has 27 distribution locations around the city and assists about 20,000 people in need per week.
"We have been here before and we know how important these things are," Barthel said. "We are here again to help out and use the scope of our club and the sport to bring attention to what is missing at the Tafel."
"It's a fact that, usually, many older people volunteer at the Tafel, but naturally, it's better for them to stay at home right now," Pesic said. "Therefore, it was just natural for us that we help out. This will not be our only event during this corona crisis, because this issue is bigger than FC Bayern Basketball.