The GIVE Support Programme is Thrive Homes’ commitment to ‘give’ back to the communities they serve by utilising business resources and partnerships for positive change. The programme facilitates conversations with charities across Thrive Homes’ operating areas to provide financial or practical support.
Food banks in Hatfield, Milton Keynes, Rickmansworth and Watford have benefited from donations from the programme. The money will be used to purchase perishable or additional ‘most needed’ items to include in food packs during the winter months.
On receiving the donation, Iris Bangs Rickmansworth Food Bank manager and Chair of Mill End Community Trust stated, “Since March – due to the pandemic – we’ve been purchasing fresh fruit and vegetables to supplement our food boxes and also offered other support in a holistic manner regarding for families and individuals in a variety of ways as needed.
“We have seen a huge increase in the number of individuals requiring our services; in the last financial year (2019/20) we provided food for 1,314 individuals and since 1st April 2020 this has increased to 2,137.
“We are very fortunate as we are supported by so many individuals and local businesses, enabling us to continually provide for those in our community that are struggling.”
Shannon Wood, Account Manager from Travis Perkins Managed Services commented, “As a responsible business we uphold our Family Values, which means working together to deliver results and doing the right thing. We encourage our colleagues to get involved with local communities through volunteering, fundraising, and sponsorship and are delighted to be able to support local food banks through our partnership with Thrive Homes.”
To find out more about our partnerships and how we can help you improve the lives of people in your communities, contact us