Walsall Housing Group (whg) has joined forces with their materials supply chain partner, Travis Perkins Managed Services (TPMS). The two have joined forces to sponsor Black Country Food Bank’s new van.

Through the social value fund, provided to whg by Travis Perkins Managed Services, they have been able to contribute £2,000 to sponsor the van. The van will be used to collect donations and deliver food parcels to families in need.

whg appointed Travis Perkins Managed Services as its new store’s provider last year. As part of the contract, the supply chain solutions provider (TPMS) pledged to support whg’s community work through social value. This year they agreed to assist the food bank, which has been a lifeline for some of whg’s customers. In particular, those who have been hit financially by the effects of COVID-19.

Social Value Coordinator for whg, Donna Goodall said: “In 2020 whg issued 161 vouchers for the Black Country Food Bank which prevented 317 adults and children living in whg properties from going hungry.”

We embed social value into all our contracts and ensure businesses we work with do their bit for local people. Travis Perkins Managed Services’ kind donation will ensure that the maintenance and running costs of the van are covered, meaning the Black Country Food Bank can concentrate their efforts where it is needed.”

Lee Bracey, Account Manager at Travis Perkins Managed Services said: “At TPMS, we always endeavour to put our customers’ communities at the heart of everything we do.”

The wide ranging effects of COVID-19 have had a huge impact on the amount of people who have come to rely on community initiatives like this which is why we were delighted to have been able to help Black Country Food Bank continue to support those in crisis.”

By giving back to the community, Travis Perkins Managed Services has provided much needed funding to the Black Country Food Bank. If you would like more information about the social value projects undertaken by Travis Perkins Managed Services, contact us. As well as being a supply chain solutions provider, we aim to help our customers’ communities as much as possible.