VOLUNTEERS joined boxing legend Amir Khan at his gym on Saturday night to pack food boxes for families in need.

The Bolton sportsman and his charity, the Amir Khan Foundation, packed over 500 food boxes for families across Greater Manchester, including many in the borough itself.

Yasmin Qureshi, Member of Parliament for Bolton South East, visited the Amir Khan Academy, on Prince Street, to help with packing.

The elected official was pictured on the floor of Mr Khan's boxing ring, with the pair working together to make up the vital supply packs.

Food was provided by the Amir Khan Foundation, which has partnered with Poundland to provide essentials to hundreds of vulnerable people each fortnight.

The food and grocery programme is being run by volunteers and staff at the charity, with parcels heading out across Bolton, Birmingham, London, Walsall, and Peterborough.

Over £1,000 has been donated to the coronavirus response run by the charity, with tens of thousands of food parcels handed out to those in need.

Mr Khan is still looking for businesses to support the foundation's work, directing all offers to enquiries@khanboxing.co.uk.

Visit amirkhanfoundation.com for more information on the charity's work and to find out how you can support them.