Simarco Food Donations Reach UK’s Food Banks
This month, in support of those affected by the recent cost of living increases, our Sustainability Champions and Employee Engagement team worked together to run food donation points across all Simarco and PFS sites.
Mid-year statistics published by The Trussell Trust, a charity that provides support and food to people in need has reported that between April 2022 and March 2023 the number of people who have used a foodbank for the first time has increased by 760,000 which in turn means that the trust has issued 2,986,203 emergency food parcels over the 12-month period.
With one in five of the UK population living below the poverty line we wanted to show our dedication and support to our local communities by donating food goods, toiletries, baby items and pet food to donation centres across the UK.
Our donations helped local centres including, The Food Bank, Stoke-on-Trent, FIND (Families in Need), Suffolk, St. Nichols Church, Witham, Trinity Food Bank, Radcliffe and Gloucester Food Bank, Gloucester.
We will continue to support local communities in and around the UK – “Promoting and encouraging involvement in local sustainability initiatives and charities” as part of our ongoing sustainability strategy.