Sigma Connected employees select national foodbank for charity partnership

Sigma Connected employees select national foodbank for charity partnership

Business outsourcing specialist Sigma Connected has announced a 12-month partnership with national foodbank charity, the Trussell Trust.

Sigma Connected – which provides contact centre services for the utilities, retail, telecommunications, and financial services sectors – selected the charity through an employee vote.

The company’s UK-based employees will be able to donate between £1 and £10 each month from their salary to the charity, which supports thousands of people across the UK with emergency food supplies and practical support.

Sigma Connected will also be hosting a webinar with the Trussell Trust to help promote a deeper understanding of their services.

Mike Harfield, chief operating officer at Sigma Connected, had the following to say:

“One in seven people in the UK have faced food hunger and financial hardship over the past year due to the soaring cost of living. That has meant the essential work of the Trussell Trust has been in the spotlight more than ever, as they do everything in their power to support thousands of people every week.

Giving our staff the opportunity to vote for the good causes they want us to support is a key part of the way we connect with our communities. Through the votes for the Trussell Trust, it was clear that hundreds of them recognise the impact that food banks and additional support can provide to people who are struggling.”

Dave Sculthorpe, events and engagement manager at The Trussell Trust, added to this:

“The Trussell Trust is proud to partner with Sigma Connected, we are excited to work together to raise funds and change perceptions of food-bank use in the UK. Their employees will raise vital funds for the Trussell Trust, which will help us end the need for food banks in the UK.”

New figures released in April by the Trussell Trust revealed that almost three million emergency food parcels were provided to people facing hardship between April 2022 and March 2023, with more than a million of those being for children. This is the most parcels the charity’s UK-wide network have ever distributed in a single year, and it represents a 37% increase.

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