Making a difference
Please take a look at some of the major beneficiaries of World Food Aid fundraising campaigns and activity to date…
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
They are a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies, helping vulnerable people in the UK and abroad prepare for, withstand and recover from emergencies in their own communities.
Rice for Life campaigns raised £20k towards the British Red Cross’ work in Pakistan, helping save hundreds of lives.
The Trussell Trust
The Trussell Trust is a NGO and charity, based in Sailsbury, UK, that co-ordinates the only nationwide network of food banks in the country.
In April 2014 the Trussell Trust released its most shocking year end statistics to date, revealing the number of people in Britain forced to rely on emergency food tripled during the last year to reach almost one million – the fastest rise ever recorded. Half of all referrals to Trussell Trust food banks in 2013 – 2014 were the result of benefit delays or changes and the figures were described as just the tip of the iceberg, with many people too ashamed to even ask for help and, instead, choosing to go hungry.
Our 2014 Rice for Life ‘One Million Servings’ campaign saw tonnes of rice delivered to Trussell Trust food banks across London.
World Food Aid is actively encouraging all businesses operating in the world food sector to donate food waste to food redistribution charity FareShare.
The charity specialises in saving good food destined for waste and sends it on to charities and community groups across the UK who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. Fareshare redistribute fresh, quality and in date surplus from the food industry – its biggest contributors including Kelloggs and Nestle.
The UK world food industry handles enormous quantities of food every year. World Food Aid is encouraging this important industry to join the line-up of UK businesses doing their part to tackle food poverty in the UK.