Amazon Bolton continues support for food distribution charity

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Employees from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Bolton recently volunteered with a food distribution charity that supports low-income families in Greater Manchester.

The Bread and Butter Thing provides affordable, nutritious food for low income communities across the north of England. The charity redistributes more than 200 tonnes of food per week, the equivalent of almost 500,000 meals for the community.

Ten team members from Amazon visited the charity’s headquarters for one day to help package, transport and deliver food parcels to people in need across Bolton.

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Amazon in Bolton has supported The Bread and Butter thing since 2020 with donations of time, money and products.

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Speaking on the donation, John Strydom, General Manager at Amazon in Bolton, said:

“We have built a great relationship with The Bread and Butter Thing over the years and are glad to support its growth through our recent volunteering initiative. Food insecurity is a horrible reality for many in our town and across the region, and playing a small part in relieving that for people is our pleasure.”

Lewis Hall, an employee at Amazon in Bolton who took part in the volunteering, said:

“I was pleased to get the opportunity to volunteer with the team at The Bread and Butter Thing and hear more about their work. The charity makes a huge difference to the lives of people in our community, and I’m delighted to have helped distribute meals to those in need.”

CEO Mark Game, from The Bread and Butter Thing, added:

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“On behalf of everyone at The Bread and Butter Thing, I want to thank the team of volunteers from Amazon in Bolton who took time out of their busy day to help us with our food deliveries. We’re very much a volunteer driven organisation so appreciate the recognition and ongoing support from these guys and look forward to welcoming them back in the not so distant future!”

Amazon supports the communities where is operates and has delivered free computer science and STEM education programmes to more than 700,000 students across the UK through Amazon Future Engineer.

Amazon helps community organisations transport meals and other essentials to families in need through its pro bono logistics programme, Amazon Local Good, including more than seven million healthy breakfasts to children at risk of hunger in partnership with Magic Breakfast. And through its Multibank initiative, co-founded with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Amazon has supported more than 200,000 families experiencing poverty, with the donation of more than 2 million surplus essential goods.

Amazon partners with Comic Relief to help people tackle poverty and is the official home of the charity’s iconic Red Nose. Together with its employees, customers, and partners, Amazon has raised over £4.8 million to fund projects that support people who struggling with the cost-of-living crisis and tackle issues such as homelessness, mental health problems, and food insecurity across the UK, and around the world.

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