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FedEx Delivers IT Equipment to Foodbanks In Time for Christmas

November 14, 2014

LONDON, November 10, 2014—FedEx has provided logistics support to deliver laptops and printers to more than 45 Trussell Trust Foodbanks across the UK, from London to the Outer Hebrides.  The items, donated by a travel rewards company, will enable centres nationwide to process foodbank vouchers more quickly—an invaluable capability to have during its busiest time of the year.  The laptops also offer Foodbank managers a much higher degree of flexibility when it comes to ensuring that operations run smoothly.
 
FedEx has recently supported The Trussell Trust, a charity which improves the lives of working families struggling to make ends meet, in a number of activities.  This is part of the ongoing FedEx Cares initiative which sees team members across the world give back to their communities.  Through this, FedEx supports a number of charitable organisations both in the UK, and abroad. 
 
"When The Trussell Trust needed logistics support to ensure the laptops and printers arrived in time for the Christmas rush, we were very happy to help," says Trevor Hoyle, vice president, Operations, FedEx UK & Ireland.  "The Trussell Trust does brilliant work all year round, and especially at Christmas which is its busiest time.  The laptops and printers will go a long way to supporting them throughout the festive period, and beyond."
 
Tim Partridge, Network Support Manager for The Trussell Trust, says, “We are extremely grateful to FedEx for all their support.  The swift delivery of laptops and printers will play a huge part in enabling nearly 50 foodbanks to help people living in crisis this winter.’’
For more information about FedEx Cares Week and the FedEx commitment to volunteerism and the communities it serves, please visit fedexcares.com.
 
The laptops and printers will be delivered to the following Trussell Trust Foodbank locations:

 

Abergele

Anglesey

Badenoch & Strathspey

Bangor, NI

Billingham

Bradford North

Caernarfon

Camden

Cannock & District

Causeway, NI

Clapham

Collier Row

Denbigh (Vale of Clwyd)

Dundee

Dundonald

East Elmbridge

Eilean Siar

Erdington

Farnham

Faversham

Glasgow SW

Hamilton District

Helston & Lizard

Hillingdon

Kingfisher

Knottingley

Leek & District

Lichfield

Manchester Central

Newham

Newry, NI

Newtonards, NI

North Enfield

Rainham

Renfrewshire

Rotherham

Runcorn

Runneymede

Skelmersdale

Southport

Southwark

Stockport

Strabane, NI

Stratford

Tameside South & Longdendale

Woking

 

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 About Trussell Trust

·The Trussell Trust’s award-winning UK foodbank network partners with churches and communities to provide three days nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people in crisis.

·Over 90% food given out by foodbanks is donated by the public.  Every foodbank recipient is referred by a frontline care professional such as a doctor, social worker or schools liaison officer.

·New Trussell Trust foodbanks are launching every week.  The Trussell Trust has launched over 400 foodbanks nationwide.

·In 2013 -14  a total of 913,138 people received 3 days’ food : 582,933 adults and 330,205 children

·An estimated 30,000 people volunteered with a Trussell Trust Foodbank in 2013 -14

·For more information on the work carried out by Trussell Trust foodbanks visit: www.trusselltrust.org/foodbank-projects

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