Novus Launches 2022 Food Bank Appeal

  02 December, 2021      Company UpdatesCSR
Novus Launches 2022 Food Bank Appeal

We are thrilled to have launched our 2022 food bank appeal!

Across the UK, 14.3 million people are in poverty. 8.3 million are working-age adults, 4.6 million are children, and 1.3 million are of pension age. With these figures, many people struggle to afford food. It is estimated that over 500,000 people in the UK are now reliant on food parcels, with 2 million people in the UK deemed as undernourished.

It is because of these alarming statistics that back in 2020, 32% of Novus colleagues voted that we should be supporting local food banks as part of our wider Build Back Better initiative.

Our teams are already getting stuck in, with plans to support food banks up and down the country over the festive period and beyond. Below are just some of the current highlights:

Gateshead team make a Food Donation to #TheFeedingFamiliesCharityFood Bank 1

Operations Manager David Taylor and our team in the North East have made a Food Donation to #TheFeedingFamiliesCharity in partnership with Karbon Homes.

The items donated are being used to make hampers for local families.



Devon office donates £5000 to support food banks across Devon and CornwallFood Bank 2

We are proudly supporting the Exeter, Plymouth & Cornwall Food Banks in partnership with The Guinness Partnership (TGP) – totalling £5000.

Novus and TGP have been supporting the food banks throughout 2021 so far and are continuing to do so wherever possible.

 Our Devon team are also donating hampers to the elderly at a sheltered living scheme they are currently working on.



Novus team to support homeless projectFood Bank 4

In Wiltshire, our team are making a donation to support a homeless charity, Doorway, who give immediate support to those who become homeless – providing hot food, clean clothes and bathing facilities etc.



Novus to support The Bristol Soup Run TrustFood Bank 5

The Bristol Soup Run Trust operates every night of the year to provide food and support for people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Bristol.

We will be supporting this cause with a donation.



Leighton Buzzard team donate £3000 to fund hampers and hot mealsFood Bank 6

In Leighton Buzzard, the Novus team are supporting the Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing Christmas Appeal.

Our donation will help fund hundreds of hampers and hot meals during the week of Christmas.

Alongside this, the money will provide additional support to food banks around the county, ensuring they can meet the increased demand for food and personal hygiene packs over the festive season.

The team are also holding a food bank collection at their office where employees, subcontractors and suppliers have all been making generous donations.

Wrexham office supporting food bank and homeless project  Food Bank 7

The Wrexham team are holding a food bank collection and a homeless shoe box appeal.

The team, along with their supply chain partners and customers, have already collected hundreds of pounds worth of donations.




Bangor help local food bankFood Bank 8

Our Bangor office team, in partnership with Adra, will be donating £1000 to their local foodbank.

They will also be providing some hampers for residents where Novus is currently completing external works.




The York team are supporting a local food bank and donating hampers to vulnerable residentsFood Bank 9

The team are collecting for the food bank at Clifton Moor, York, while also selecting a vulnerable resident from our East Riding and Arches contract to provide with a small hamper.




Novus to support homeless shelters across the East MidlandsFood Bank 3

Our East Midlands region are donating hampers to families in temporary housing in the South Derbyshire area, while also completing collections for two homeless shelters.





Novus Birmingham supports local food bankFood Bank 11

Novus Birmingham employees and members of our supply chain have been collecting food to donate to local food banks across the region.





£1000 food bank appeal fundraiserFood Bank 8

The team in Stoke-on-Trent are raising money for the Stoke-on-Trent Food Bank, with a target of £1000.





Head Office in to donate hampers to the local food bankFood Bank 3

Our Head Office team are making hampers and donating them across a selection of Stoke-on-Trent food banks.






Thank You

A huge thank you to our teams for their hard work and dedication in supporting the 2022 initiative so far! Look out for further social value initiatives in the coming weeks and months.

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