Date Posted: 14-04-2020
Over Easter, Welcome Break, one of the UK’s leading motorway service operators, hosted an Easter Egg Giveaway, donating flowers, over 30,000 eggs and other sweet treats to food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network across the country to support people unable to afford food during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Trussell Trust works with around two thirds of the nation’s network of food banks, providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. In supporting the food banks, Welcome Break helped to ensure that people in the UK without enough money for the essentials received a delicious treat this Easter.
In the areas where there is not a food bank in the Trussell Trust’s network, Welcome Break’s donations went to those brave critical workers who work for vital local services and protecting communities. These included the local police stations, ambulance services, fire departments, schools, nursing homes and hospices.
It is our hope that in showing key workers across the country our support and gratitude during these unprecedented times that they too enjoyed Easter whilst protecting our communities.
John Diviney, CEO of Welcome Break, said:
“We are really proud to have donated thousands of Easter eggs to food banks across the UK to support families most in need during this challenging time. The feedback has been fantastic, and we hope that everyone had a peaceful Easter with their families and that this crisis passes soon.”
Samantha Stapley, chief operating officer at the Trussell Trust, said:
“As the coronavirus outbreak develops, more people are likely to need help from the country’s food banks. Our teams are working tirelessly to ensure that food banks are able to remain open and have the necessary stocks to support those most in need during this crisis. The support of Welcome Break meant food banks offered a little treat to people unable to afford food, alongside a standard emergency food parcel and additional support. We thank them dearly for this.”