apetito donates over £40,000 to charities for Covid efforts

Care homes meals provider apetito has made donations of a total of £40,000 to charities who work with some of those most affected by the pandemic.

Recipients include Alzheimer’s Support, apetito’s long-standing charity partner. A £20,000 donation will help support the charity’s day clubs that provide respite to people with dementia. 

“We are thrilled to receive this very generous donation which will make a real difference to the support we are able to provide in Wiltshire,” said Alzheimer’s Support chief executive Babs Harris.

“We love the fact that apetito encourages its employees to spend time in our day clubs and groups, gaining insight into the lives of people affected by dementia and seeing how the money they raise for Alzheimer’s Support is spent,” she added.

Other recipients include The Trussell Trust, which supports a nationwide network of food banks and will receive a donation of £10,000. Referrals to food banks have increased by more than 89 per cent in the past year, with 50 per cent never having used a food bank previously.    

The Salvation Army is the third charity that will benefit, with apetito donating £10,000 to its Christmas Appeal.  A long-standing customer of apetito, The Salvation Army is renowned for supporting older people, families and the homeless.  

“2020 has been an incredibly challenging year and we fully appreciate that, more than ever, every penny counts to help those in greatest need. When COVID first appeared, few of us foresaw the impact it would have on our lives,” said apetito UK and North America chief executive Paul Freeston.

“Normally, our company supports a number of team’ and customer Christmas social events that did not take place due to Covid restrictions. Instead, we have decided to redirect these funds - and much more - into making a real difference to some of those most affected by Covid,” he added.

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