Making a difference to the health and wellbeing of our local population is important to the TU. As part of our corporate social responsibility plan each member of our team has 5 volunteering days per year, available to use to support good causes.
Food poverty can have a huge negative impact on people’s health and wellbeing, and so some of our team headed down to help out at The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT).
TBBT is a Food Club that offers healthy, discounted food to individuals and families across the North of England. This is food that would have otherwise gone to waste for various reasons, including things like excess produce and overly stringent supermarket quality checks. The charity redistributes this food via their 60 community hubs, which are managed by staff and local volunteers. On 29th September, we visited TBBT’s warehouse in Trafford Park to add a few extra pairs of hands to the day’s activities.
A huge thank you to TBBT for having us, teaching us about the impact TBBT has on our local communities and allowing us to see many ‘cogs’ that make the whole operation run so smoothly.
It was a great opportunity for our team to work together, learn about the behind the scenes of food redistribution and make a tangible, positive impact!
TBBT are always looking for volunteers (individually or as groups), so if you have volunteer hours to use then TBBT would be very glad to have you for any time you can spare! If you would like more information, please visit https://www.breadandbutterthing.org/contact-us.
Thank you to our incredible team of TU volunteers and thank you to The Bread and Butter Thing!