Case Study: Supporting local communities
We support our local communities through volunteering, fundraising and product donations to help tackle food poverty and support other local charities our colleagues are passionate about. This year we have again supported charities and people in need due to Covid-19.
Recognising the impact that Covid-19 was having on India, we ran a series of fundraising events across our regions and worked with our suppliers to secure product donations. Including a grant from the SSP Foundation, we raised £39,000 for the Covid India Campaign.
Our India team also supported Action Against Hunger, a project aiming to improve the health and nutrition of pregnant women and children under five. Collection boxes at tills and restaurant counters, raised over £4,200 to help fund Covid-19 awareness sessions for caregivers, pregnant women and front-line workers as well as funding malnutrition screening and an organic kitchen garden.
We also have charity partnerships in place in different regions. In the UK this is with Macmillan Cancer Support where we have donated c. £137,000 (including a grant from the SSP Foundation) in the 2021 calendar year, SSP America with Meals on Wheels where we have committed to donate £75,000 ($100,000) annually and in our Nordics region with SOS Children’s Villages where a programme of activities is arranged for each market.