The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation continues its partnership with The Trussell Trust in 2018 with a generous donation providing essential funding for the Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) in Coventry, which opened in the spring of 2017.
Supported by Sodexo since inception, the RDC has created an effective channel to increase surplus food supplies to foodbanks, ensuring those foodbanks facing an unexpected surge in demand receive a flow of core food items. The aim for 2018 is to source and redistribute over 600 tonnes of food to 100 foodbanks.
The grant also helps support our central costs as we continue to invest in improving public awareness of food poverty in the UK whilst strengthening our fundraising and operations teams. Furthermore, Sodexo employees have engaged with our foodbank network through volunteering and holding in-office food collections for London foodbanks which have enabled the partnership to make an impact on a local level, as well as nationally.
We are delighted to partner with Sodexo whose vision aligns so closely with our own, and we look forward to working together in 2018.