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Shield packs

We joined forces with government and competitor Brakes to deliver

over five million vital food packs to clinically vulnerable people

shielding, in the biggest food redistribution scheme since World War

II. Our CEO also asked employees' children to draw pictures to

include in care packs, boosting the morale of recipients.

From the first call with DEFRA, we were delivering food packs to

clinically vulnerable people within nine days. Over its course, Bidfood

teams made more than 2.7 million deliveries of vital food supplies to

over 377,000 households. At its peak, we delivered 232,000 boxes

per week. Together with Brakes, the scheme saw five million

delivered across England, Scotland and Wales. Whilst we're not able

to divulge the financial details of this contract, it was essential in

keeping our wheels turning, enabling us to continue serving other

customers fighting Covid-19 on the front line.

Hundreds of drawings were sent in by the children of Bidfood

employees making an enormous difference and bringing joy to

recipients. We therefore decided to print many, sending out over

700,000. These drew an incredible response with moving letters and

messages of thanks received by drivers, telesales and on social

media- reducing our staff to tears in some cases. Insert p25 -

Employee delivering shield pack

Employees go potty for Toilet Twinning and better sanitation

National Toilet Day 2019 kick-started our campaign to raise money to

help improve sanitation across the world, via Toilet Twinning.

Every £60 that is donated to the Toilet Twinning scheme helps fund a

project in a poor community that will enable families to build a basic

toilet, have access to clean water and learn about hygiene - a vital

combination that saves lives, more important than ever during the

coronavirus pandemic.

Currently two billion people don't have somewhere safe and hygienic

to go to the toilet and the lack of a loo makes women and girls a

target for sexual attack as they relieve themselves in the open, late at

night (WHO/UNICEF). This project also supports Sustainable

Development Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation for All, which we

have committed to support. Insert P6 - Toilet twinning display

Our sustainability coordinators began spreading awareness across

our sites of all the problems created by the lack of toilets and correct

sanitation to our fellow employees, who quickly went 'potty' for the


So far, our employees' fundraising has resulted in 29 toilets being

twinned across ten of our sites.

Click here to find

out more about how

our employees

fundraised for Toilet


Supporting young

people in Wales with

challenging life


Click here to find

out how we support

young people in


Fareshare and food


Click here to find out

more about 404 tonnes

of donated food


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