Strengthening communities

We’re proud to partner with NewRiver – our first real estate partner. NewRiver is a leading property investor, manager and developer specialising in community-focused retail and leisure assets in the UK.

This partnership is the latest milestone for NewRiver’s Environmental, Social and Governance programme, aimed at enhancing the lives of the communities it serves and minimising its impact on the environment.

Through our partnership, NewRiver will provide support to the Trussell Trust at a corporate and financial level. The company will be supporting food banks in our network by enabling them to collect food supplies through donation drop-off points in its shopping centres, as well as having access to storage facilities to be able to store the donated food. NewRiver will also provide food banks with a community space for use of promotional activity, volunteer and donor recruitment and other fundraising activities.

Sophie Carre, Head of Corporate Partnerships at the Trussell Trust:

“We are thrilled to have NewRiver as our new corporate partner. We have seen a record demand in food bank use in the last year, with more and more people struggling to afford the basics. This isn’t right.

“But thanks to the incredibly vital support from our partners, we’re committed to working towards a future where there is no need for food banks. We’re continually blown away by people’s support to provide emergency help and this kind of generosity from NewRiver shows that as a nation we believe in justice and compassion to change society for the better.”