Biogen adopts Trussell Trust as charity

Biogen today announced that it has adopted The Trussell Trust as its main charity.

Tue 17 May 2016

The Trussell Trust has 400+ foodbanks spread across the UK which provide a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.  In 2015/16, the foodbanks gave 1,109,309 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.

In addition, the Trussell Trust work with foodbanks to provide a range of other services like money advice and Fuel Banks helping people to break the cycle of poverty.

Biogen CEO Julian O'Neill said, "We were humbled by stories we heard from  volunteer workers at a local foodbank, it is a situation anyone could find themselves in.  Foodbanks provide a much needed lifeline for someone in a crisis situation and we are pleased to offer our support to the Trussell Trust. Each of our sites will be able to ‘adopt’ a foodbank in their location and provide practical help there and take part in a range of fundraising activities.”

Foodbank Network Director, Adrian Curtis, commenting on the partnership:  “We’re so grateful that Biogen employees have chosen to support The Trussell Trust this year, fundraising for us and sharing their skills with foodbank managers and volunteers. Biogen already has an excellent partnership with Bedford Foodbank, donating Christmas hampers to them every year, and by extending this to foodbanks in the 7 areas where Biogen has plants, they can help even more people facing hunger in the UK today.”

Click here to find out more about the valuable role of the foodbanks  and the impact they have on those who use them.

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