Chartered Institute of Housing
Former Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) president Steve Stride used his year in office to raise more than £40,000 for The Trussell Trust foodbanks. Stride, who stepped down as president in May 2015 and is chief executive at Poplar HARCA, raised a total of £40,967 in his presidential appeal. Stride led a team of Poplar HARCA staff, all of whom were volunteers on a 24-hour, 65-mile walk along the Grand Union Canal while colleagues sold calendars and organised raffles, dinners and cake bakes. CIH staff and regional board members also collected donations at events throughout the year, including 5-aside football, gala dinners and a golf day.
“The support we have had from housing people across the UK has been phenomenal and a testament to the brilliant work The Trussell Trust does. We’ve walked many miles, danced to many songs and made a lot of cakes, all to raise much needed funds. Thanks to everyone who got involved and made a difference.” – Steve Stride, Former Chartered Institute of Housing president
Not-for-profit Housing Association A2Dominion is committed to supporting the communities where it operates, and donates up to £50,000 per year to charities linked to the services through its charitable donations fund. The Trussell Trust is grateful to have received the generous sum of £25,000 for the last two years from A2Dominion to support our foodbanks.
Premium chocolatier Lindt have supported our Foodbank Network with regular donations of chocolate, which can bring a smile to the faces of our clients, especially at seasonal times of year.
Kellogg’s regularly donate their breakfast cereals to our Foodbank Network. They have also partnered with us to pilot holiday breakfast clubs in some areas for families whose incomes are stretched to breaking point in school holidays.
The People’s Operator (TPO)
The People’s Operator (TPO) is a mobile phone operator founded on the idea that mobile could be used to change lives for the better. They donate 10% of their customer’s mobile phone bills to a charity of the customer’s choice, including The Trussell Trust. In addition, they have donated thousands of pre-loaded SIM cards to our foodbanks to give out to their clients, to start a SIM Bank, enabling people in crisis to remain connected during a stressful period in their lives.
The innocent foundation
Makers of natural, delicious, healthy drinks and smoothies, Innocent, commit a portion of their profits to the innocent foundation, which gives grants to charities working all over the world to help the world’s hungry. In 2015, the innocent foundation kindly agreed to fund the development of our Holiday Clubs project, part of our More Than Food Programme.
Global food manufacturer Danone supports the Foodbank Network with regular donations of baby food products, as well as with employee volunteering, and sharing staff expertise by nutritionally analysing food parcels, and providing training for some of our head office teams.
National Energy Action (NEA)
Jenny Saunders, Chief Executive of National Energy Action, said:
“We often talk about the choice between heating or eating to describe the challenges people of low incomes face in balancing their household budgets. We will be helping some of the most vulnerable in our society to have both food and heat at a time of crisis.”
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