Nestle to support more than 200 families at risk of holiday hunger on behalf of Buxton employees

Nestle is to support 207 families who might otherwise go hungry during the school summer holidays on behalf of its 207 Buxton employees.
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The support, from one family to another, is part of Nestle’s new £1 million investment to work with social enterprises Community Shop and FoodCloud to help 8,000 families across the UK.

Community Shop, which works in areas experiencing some of the highest levels of deprivation in the UK, will use the investment to provide fresh, nutritious meals for vulnerable children and their families.

The funding will also support its broader aims to build stronger individuals and more confident communities through services ranging from debt advice, training and personal development, to a summer programme of events which aims to bring together families to celebrate the power of food, with the sharing of recipes and cooking demonstrations, amongst many other activities such as virtual exercise classes.

Nestle will help support the Community Shop charity in Buxton. Photo: Richard MoranNestle will help support the Community Shop charity in Buxton. Photo: Richard Moran
Nestle will help support the Community Shop charity in Buxton. Photo: Richard Moran

Stefano Agostini, chief executive of Nestle UK & Ireland said: “On behalf of our 8,000 employees in the UK and Ireland, we will be helping 8,000 low-income families to access food and services over the summer.

“This is only a fraction of what is required, of course.

“Hunger and food insecurity are serious problems that require significant government-led action across the board.

“The impact of Covid-19 will be far reaching but we must all take this chance to consider how we can do things differently for the future and contribute to a strong recovery.”

John Marren, founder and chairman of Community Shop, added: “We are incredibly grateful for such a generous investment.

“It means we can reach more children and families and have an even greater positive impact on the lives of the people in the communities we are so proud to serve.

“The funding comes at a critical time, with many families facing increased hardship due to Covid-19, and at the onset of the school holidays, where many families struggle to access food and wider support.

“Thanks to Nestle’s incredible support, we can provide an invaluable lifeline to so many, and work together to create a legacy in our communities.”