Our team at Centrica in Windsor have joined forces with The Trussell Trust to donate 18,000 items to 49 foodbanks across the UK.
Using our extensive supply chain, we have provided The Trussell Trust with direct access to the item’s food banks are in need most of, allowing each food bank to tailor their order. Our team at Windsor then order the requested items, of which are delivered free of charge by our partners Bidfood, Jill M Jones and Pallas.
Funding the initiative, Centrica donated £43,000 of unused catering credit from their locations across the UK, which is estimated to be able to provide 15,800 meals to families in need.
Samantha Stapley, Chief Operating Officer at The Trussell Trust, said: “During these uncertain times, more people than ever are likely to need to use a food bank. Having access to BaxterStorey’s supply chain enables individual food banks to order exactly what they need, and for the items to be delivered directly to each food bank.
“Toiletries are donated less frequently than food items, so are often in short supply. This initiative has enabled the food banks in our network to order over 1700 bottles of deodorant, nearly 1000 bottles of shower gel and over 1,300 toothbrushes”.
An incredible 18,000 products have been delivered to 49 foodbanks, including:
- 1,740 bottles of deodorant and antiperspirant
- 1,320 toothbrushes
- 2,772 cartons of juice
- 2,508 cartons of milk
- 600 tins of fruit
- 864 tins of tuna
- 978 bottles of shower gel
- 924 bottles of shampoo and conditioner
- 400 jars of pasta sauce.
Deliveries are going far and wide across the UK including to the Outer Hebrides off the north of Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Darren Gilbertson, Group Manager at BaxterStorey, said: “We are delighted to have been able to support this incredible donation through the use of our supply chain, providing food banks with the essential supplies they need to support people up and down the UK”.