Local Partners

We support a variety of charities across the UK and Ireland that help to tackle hunger and malnutrition, either through directly feeding vulnerable people or by delivering education or skills training that equip individuals to improve their overall wellbeing and eating habits. Below is a selection of some of the great charities that we support.

Fareshare logo-resize129x48.jpg

FareShare - The food re-distribution charity that save good food destined for waste and send it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. We have been partners of FareShare for nearly a decade and provide both finiancial help and support through our employee volunteering programme. Annually our funding equates to 480,000 meals, that are delivered to people in need all across the UK and Ireland.

Sodexo provides Fareshare with a grant of £120,000 as well as in-kind support through volunteering hours.  With Sodexo’s commitment over the last twelve months FareShare food was worth an estimated £20 million to the UK voluntary sector. This food provided a lifeline to thousands of vulnerable people at 3,511 charities and community groups including:

  • children’s breakfast clubs
  • after-school clubs
  • homeless hostels
  • projects for ex-service personnel
  • older people’s lunch clubs

FareShare also provides support and accredited training to people who are long-term unemployed, have been homeless or formerly in prison. When Sodexo employees volunteer with FareShare they have the opportunity to hear first-hand how people like Kenneth have used FareShare to get back on their feet. Kenneth started volunteering for FareShare after leaving prison in 2013. Four months later he secured a job. He says:

“FareShare has kept me out of trouble! It’s prepared me to get back to work and has given me work experience. The best bit was going out on the van, seeing where the food’s going to.”

Image result for trussell trust logo

Trussell Trust - A network of over 400 foodbanks, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK, where thirteen million people live below the poverty line.

Sodexo has partnered with the Trussell Trust and provided a grant of £100,000 as well as in- kind support through volunteering. Our support will increase the quantity and range of food supplies to the national Foodbank Network for the Midlands Regional Distribution Centre (RDC), in Coventry. Enhance food management for 70 foodbanks within a 50 mile radius of Coventry, Improve services offered by foodbanks and improve volunteering opportunities.

 

Ashoka Logo.jpg

Ashoka - Is the largest global network of social entrepreneurs that helps individuals scale their solutions. We have provided a grant of over £45,000 to enable the Stop Hunger Foundation to explore innovative ways of tackling hunger and malnutrition. To find the root cause of food poverty, while creating a long-lasting impact, we are currently in the process of selecting a Stop Hunger Ashoka social entrepreneur to help us create this change.

 

 

Image result for coram logo

 

Coram - The UK's oldest children's charity that aims to give children the best possible chance to live a fulfilling life. We've supported Coram since 2013 to run their Life Education project in the North West, with a focus on Salford and Manchester. Through mobile classrooms that visit over 31 schools in the area, Coram teach children age specific skills on health, nutrition and understanding their bodies and since 2013 we have supported over 200,000 children a year.

 

Image result for ssafa logo

 

SSAFA - Exists to support ex-servicemen and women and their families. Our funding specifically helps those individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.

 

Image result for magic breakfast logo

 

Magic Breakfast - Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn through the provision of healthy breakfast food and expert support to schools with 35% or more pupils eligible for free school meals.

Image result for focus ireland logo

Focus Ireland - Its mission is to end homlessness in Ireland. Our funding specifically supports their coffee shop which provides high quality nutritious meals to people how are homeless and at risk of becoming homeless.

 

International Partners

Stop Hunger and the World Food Programme Join Forces to Develop Innovative and Sustainable Hunger Solutions

Stop Hunger, an endowment fund created by Sodexo to fight against hunger and malnutrition around the world, and the World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger, have signed a three-year partnership agreement to work together toward a world with zero hunger. Although 805 million people suffer from hunger today, making it the world’s number one health issue, it is a problem that can be solved.

 

Through this partnership, Stop Hunger will help WFP strengthen its School Meals Program, which feeds 20 million schoolchildren in more than 60 countries around the globe—often in the hardest-to-reach areas with high rates of chronic malnutrition. Specifically, the partnership will focus on creating a sustainable link between local agricultural production and free school meals, helping ensure that the food children receive is healthy, diversified and from local sources as often as possible. Sodexo will leverage its skills-based sponsorship program through which employees can share their expertise to help make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children by supporting local economies.

 

Stop Hunger will also enable WFP to strengthen its emergency operations by reinforcing its food voucher operations. Food vouchers are key to WFP emergency relief and reconstruction operations because they allow vulnerable people affected by disasters to make their own food choices while supporting the local economy. During natural or food emergencies, Sodexo, through Stop Hunger, and its stakeholders will also support WFP by providing storage spaces, transportation and other resources, when possible.

 

The partnership’s costs will be covered by Stop Hunger, enabling the World Food Programme to benefit from the transfer of skills at zero cost. In addition, Stop Hunger is committed to multiplying the impact of the partnership by organizing fundraising campaigns for WFP’s school meals programs and emergency operations throughout Sodexo’s entire ecosystem: employees, clients, consumers, suppliers and shareholders.

 

wfp-large.jpg