27 Aug 2020

Investec extends its support of UK food banks for a further 12 weeks

Investec has been supporting food banks in the UK since the beginning of April and arrival of Covid-19. We’ve been delivering thousands of essential food items every week to 18 centres across the UK.

When we began helping with the vital work that food banks do, we said that if we needed to prolong our initial 12 week support plan, we would. And now, as the UK slowly starts to return to some sort of normality, we won’t forget about those who can’t afford to buy the basics.

 

We are pleased to confirm that we have extended our support of these food banks for a further 12 weeks.

 

A few weeks ago, Bournemouth food bank confirmed Investec’s support had provided sufficient stock and that we could redirect their deliveries elsewhere. So while donations are no longer required in Bournemouth, we have redirected the surplus to the food banks we’re supporting in Bristol and Sheffield who still remain under intense pressure.

 

Deliveries will continue until mid-October, ensuring the food banks remain fully stocked throughout the school holidays and past the point when many other donations may have ended.

 

Throughout this time we’ve been so grateful to all of our colleagues who have given their time to help ensure the deliveries are made. We’d especially like to thank Deborah Denner and Tracey Grayling who’ve been the relationship managers for Bournemouth food bank.

1,640
items delivered *
274
average number of individuals supported weekly *
Teresa O’Brien
Teresa O’Brien, Head of UK Sustainability

The desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world we live in is at the heart of Investec’s values, and underpins our aim to be a responsible corporate citizen.

Unfortunately we weren't able to speak to Bournemouth food bank, so here is a message from from Matt at the Bristol food bank

Food at the food bank in Bristol

* correct as at 4 August 2020

Wanting to donate?

You can help us by donating to the food banks by visiting the food bank website.

Get in touch with the team in Bournemouth