- British Gas has worked with local food banks to deliver 4 million meals to those in need
- Research from British Gas shows people want to continue to help one another after lockdown
- British Gas and Trussell Trust release report showing positive impact of partnership
British Gas today announces it will be continuing to work with Trussell Trust food banks to deliver food to those who need it. 1,700 British Gas volunteers have already delivered 2,000 tonnes of food or 4 million meals as part of its work with local food banks.
A British Gas commissioned study has found that 55 per cent of Brits have given up more of their time for others than usual in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. And of those, nearly two-thirds plan to keep doing so even when life returns to normal.
The research also found that half of all those polled said they have been touched by the kindness of others in recent months having experienced it first-hand. A quarter of those who have given up their time in recent months admitted it has made them feel humbled, while 27 per cent said it has put a smile on their face. And almost three quarters (74 per cent) also feel more appreciative of the many key workers who they previously took for granted.
As attention shifts from crisis response to recovery, new initiatives from British Gas will include an innovative Community Champions programme. This will continue to involve British Gas colleagues and will provide direct support to food banks and foster stronger links between Trussell Trust, Carers UK and the British Gas Energy Trust.
British Gas and the Trussell Trust has produced a report on the positive impact of the partnership which can be viewed here and includes commentary from Emma Revie, CEO of Trussell Trust and Matthew Bateman, Managing Director of British Gas.