Food services and facilities management company, Sodexo, continue to work side by side with FareShare throughout the ongoing crisis. Their most recent £84,000 grant through the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation is now making a huge difference at a crucial time.
The grant from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation helps FareShare cover some of its core costs and allows flexibility for the money to be spent where it’s most needed. The funding is helping FareShare to respond quickly to the ongoing pressures of Covid-19 and helps with the costs of transporting increased volumes of food to meet demand, allowing FareShare to overcome significant barriers in getting food out.
The close partnership between Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and FareShare has developed over time and is based on shared values. Environmental impact and sustainability are high on Sodexo’s social value agenda, as is their vision to tackle hunger through the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation. Their alignment and belief in FareShare’s work, redirecting surplus food to people affected by hunger, have meant both parties have been able to achieve even more together.
Gareth John, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Chair of Trustees said: “Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation’s partnership with FareShare is key to the work we do at the Stop Hunger Foundation. With the help of hundreds of Sodexo colleagues, we are able to reach thousands of beneficiaries every year – something that is especially important right now as the demand for food support is greater than ever before. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for those in our local communities and create lasting change.”
Becky Ettinger, Head of Fundraising, FareShare said: “Sodexo and the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation have been incredible to work with. Their long-standing support of FareShare, over more than 10 years, has been transformative for so many communities struggling to afford a meal. Their recent grant will now benefit thousands of local charities and community groups, as well as the people they support.”
While social distancing has unfortunately meant Sodexo colleagues haven’t been able to come together and volunteer with FareShare since March 2020, FareShare is looking forward to a time when they can be welcomed back. Sodexo’s people have always been passionate volunteers, keen to share their time with FareShare and get stuck in. Until then, FareShare is working closely with Stop Hunger to identify new activities for employees to get involved with over the coming year.