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Last week, it was announced that four charitable organisations working to tackle hunger and promote life skills in local communities would receive a share of a £90,000 donation from Sodexo’s global Stop Hunger Endowment Fund.
Two of Stop Hunger’s long-standing charity partners, FareShare and The Trussell Trust each received approximately £40,000 to support their continuing efforts in the fight against hunger. You can read more about the donation in the official press release.
£10,000 of the donation is being used to support two local projects, the sporting community foundations of two of Sodexo’s stadia partners in Newcastle and Everton.
The Newcastle United Foundation will use the funding to help run its ‘Community Kicks’ football sessions for 1,300 children across Tyneside which are run throughout the summer holidays. Along with support from Brakes’ Meals & More foundation, the Stop Hunger donation will help to provide a nourishing meal to participants.
Everton in the Community, the official charity of Everton Football Club, promotes life skills in local communities to tackle the issue of hunger, and will be providing daily hot meals for 1,000 children from areas of deprivation and poverty during the school holidays.
Both of these inspiring local projects are designed to alleviate holiday hunger, an ongoing issue that has been exacerbated by the pressures of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Just before lockdown, Stop Hunger trustee and Sodexo UK & Ireland Region Chair Sean Haley, volunteered at Hovingham Primary School in Leeds. Sean was blown away by the work these local projects do to support children in some of the most deprived areas of the UK and what a difference it makes. You can watch a video of Sean volunteering below:
Throughout August, you have the opportunity to get involved to support these community teams and make a real difference to the lives of the people who live there. If you are interested in signing up to a volunteering opportunity either in Newcastle or Everton, please contact the Stop Hunger team via email.
Please remember that if you plan on volunteering in your local community to follow Sodexo's volunteering guidance – you should not volunteer or continue to volunteer if your actions would create a risk to your own health (or the health of others) or otherwise contravene the applicable law or UK Government and Health Service Executive (Republic of Ireland) guidance.
If you are unable to volunteer, you can show your support in other ways including making a donation to the Stop Hunger emergency relief fund- click here to make a donation. All the funds raised via this link will go directly to The Trussell Trust and FareShare.
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