The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has been supporting the Trussell Trust since 2017 and we’re hugely grateful for their long-term support. The foundation has generously been donating funds to support Coventry Foodbank, one of the largest food banks in the UK, for the past four years as well as supporting with nationwide volunteering and contributing to operating costs, and they’re supporting us once again with an additional donation of approximately £40,000 as we face the new challenges and increased level of need created by the coronavirus pandemic.
More and more people are being forced to use a food bank and this simply isn’t right but we know that with the support of partners like Sodexo, together we can create a stronger, more compassionate, and more just society where everyone can afford the essentials.
“So many people have found themselves having to turn to a food bank for emergency food during this time, which is just not right. We are very grateful for the generous donation from the Stop Hunger Foundation which has helped us to be in a position to support the level of need our food banks have seen recently, which would have overwhelmed us in normal times. We are so grateful that we have been able to be there for them with the support of partners like Sodexo.” Emma Revie, CEO, Trussell Trust
None of the work we do would be possible without the generosity of our corporate partners. They have helped us achieve a great deal in the last few months, and we’re incredibly grateful that Sodexo is standing alongside us, food banks, and people in financial crisis through an additional donation at this time.
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for your assistance in getting me a food parcel. I would like to pass my thanks on to the people who delivered it too. I reached out for help in the morning and by the afternoon I had received my help. How lucky I am to live in this country where food is delivered to those who can’t afford it.” Person helped by our new helpline
“I cannot explain how much the food parcel has helped us or how truly grateful we are to all the staff, volunteers and the donors! You are all a blessing. Thank you.” Person helped at Lewisham Foodbank
“I was really anxious, really scared, worried about what they thought of me, whether I was going to be judged when I walked through the door. But they were so nice, so welcoming, all the volunteers were great, had a cup of tea, a biscuit, and a chat just about any help that I needed. Not many people know that it’s not just about food, it’s about gas, electric, you know, helping you with your finances, they can give you information of where to go, who to talk to and that just lifts a lot of weight off your shoulders- and think OK, actually I am not the only person that is struggling and it’s OK to ask for help”. Lisa Maria – Person referred to a food bank
“We had a young man come in for the first time. His partner had been taken into hospital and his firm sacked him and he was in the depths of despair. We managed to put him in touch with an agency for a job, and we go him help and he went away with a smile on his face. That makes it really worthwhile.” Rena – Food Bank Volunteer
Every year, our partnership continues to bring the issues of hunger and poverty to the forefront of people’s minds, driving food donations and support for food banks in local communities nationwide, and encouraging people to join us in fighting injustice and working towards a better future.
The amazing support from Sodexo really does make all the difference; their fundraising and volunteering allow us to support food banks now and work towards a future where they are no longer needed. Together, we know this can change. On behalf of food banks, the Trussell Trust and, most importantly, the hundreds of thousands of people we work to serve, thank you – we look forward to seeing what we can achieve together!