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

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

whg appointed TPMS as its new stores provider last year. As part of the contract 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 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 endeavor 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.”

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