The rewards of being corporate volunteers

8 October 2015

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Thursday 8 October 2015

FareShare Hull and Humber is asking more local businesses to put staff forward for volunteering days, reports Welcome to Hull and Humber.

Run by the Goodwin Development Trust, FareShare Hull and Humber redistributes surplus food from the food industry to over 80 organisations across the region, feeding more than 5,000 people who are directly affected by food poverty.

One local business that supports FareShare is Arco. Nicholas Beadle, Divisional Director of Arco HR Operations, said:

“As a business it is important for us to put something back into our local community and support those less fortunate. It’s wrong to think that so many families are going hungry, so as a team we wanted to do something.

“The actual day itself was so rewarding, not only did it open our eyes to the plight of local people, but it was a great day for team bonding and getting some of our staff out of the office for the greater good. We can’t wait for the next one.”

FareShare Hull and Humber Depot Manager, Donna Buckle says: “We’ve formed some great partnerships with local businesses, such as Arco, who have spent the day sorting and packing food parcels for vulnerable people.

‘We have pallets of tinned and packaged food waiting to be sorted, so we’re calling on other local businesses to help us out and donate a day of their time.”

All of our 20 regional centres need volunteers. For more information go to http://fareshare.org.uk/get-involved/