John Lewis and Waitrose partners to be seconded to FareShare

Partners from John Lewis and Waitrose will be seconded for up to six months within FareShare, improving their day-to-day operations to address food poverty and reduce food waste. The partnership takes place via the John Lewis Partnership’s volunteering programme – The Golden Jubilee Trust (GJT) which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

“When the power of big business turns its attention to delivering major social change then great things can happen. This is why FareShare are thrilled to be supported by the John Lewis Partnership as the expertise and focus of their Partners will allow us, as a national charity, to expand our impact right across the UK.”
Lindsay Boswell, FareShare CEO

The partnership builds on the support John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners gave to FareShare last Christmas, providing festive feasts for over 40 FareShare charities, reaching more than 1,500 people across the country.

Lindsay Boswell, CEO at FareShare said: “When the power of big business turns its attention to delivering major social change then great things can happen. This is why FareShare are thrilled to be supported by the John Lewis Partnership as the expertise and focus of their Partners will allow us, as a national charity, to expand our impact right across the UK.”

In 20 years, The Golden Jubilee Trust has given practical help to over 900 national and local charities across the UK by placing Partners on secondments at a charity of their choice for up to six months, while still on full Partnership pay and benefits. Over 980 Partners have participated during that time, equating to over 393,000 hours donated.

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