Employees of XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, helped families in need over the holiday season by delivering more than seven tonnes of food to 35 food banks. The donation is equivalent to providing an estimated 9,500 meals for vulnerable people across the UK.
Over 8,700 XPO employees supported the initiative by collecting or donating food, raising funds or volunteering at local food banks. This was the fifth consecutive food drive for the company and set a new record for its annual United in Giving campaign.
“XPO’s donations have enabled us to take care of vulnerable people in Clifton and other communities of Nottingham, including Ruddington, Beeston and West Bridgford,” said Wendy White, Clifton foodbank coordinator. “As part of the Trussell Trust Network of foodbanks, we have seen our figures multiply from this time last year. We supported 82 families in the 12 days leading up to the holiday season, and we were able to help the homeless and organisations such as the Refugee Centre with several soup kitchens. The food banks are extremely grateful for XPO’s support.”
Malcolm Wilson, chief executive officer at XPO Logistics Europe, said, “During the past five years, we have donated more than 32 tonnes of food through our United in Giving campaign. This has provided about 39,000 meals for vulnerable individuals in our communities. Our 2019 donation signals a significant step forward in our CSR strategy to reach those who are in critical need of help.”