FareShare Tayside & Fife receives donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation
FareShare Tayside and Fife received the donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation after being nominated by the Broughty Ferry agency.
FareShare Tayside & Fife provides quality surplus food to over 90 community projects throughout Dundee, Perth and Kinross and Angus. The team redistributes food from both local and national suppliers, helping to address both food poverty and food waste in and around Dundee.
The £2000 donation to FareShare Tayside & Fife will be used to fund The Holiday Hunger Project. This project is aimed at feeding school children who experience food poverty and don’t have the support of schools during the holidays. The project covers six schools in Dundee and will aim to provide 3600 meals.
Nikki Fiddes, manager of Yorkshire Building Society in Broughty Ferry, said: “We are delighted to be able to support FareShare Tayside & Fife in our community with a donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation. The work that they are doing to support children is providing a real benefit to their lives.”
David Nicoll, FareShare Tayside and Fife, said: “A huge thank you from us to you for the work you’ve put into this and for thinking of us in the first place! Whilst it is nice that you recognise the efforts, we put in it is also a vital aspect of our operation that we are funded and supported and for that to be local is even nicer. Thank you for Yorkshire Building Society awarding us and for you as a local representative considering and nominating FareShare Tayside & Fife.”
Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference® scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts just once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.
In 2020, the Charitable Foundation donated £419,915 to 359 registered charities nominated by members and colleagues from around the UK.
For more information about Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation Small Change Big Difference® scheme and to see an interactive map of recent Charitable Foundation donations visit www.ybs.co.uk/charitablefoundation
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