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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


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.

Find out more about how

our employees fundraised

for Toilet Twinning



Find out how we

supported hospitals

and NHS workers

during Covid-19

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


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.

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 campaign.

So far, our employees' fundraising has resulted in

29 toilets being twinned across ten of our sites.

Employees go

potty for Toilet

Twinning and

better sanitation

Shield packs


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