28.11.23 - Amazon CWL1 Save The Children Hampers - General manager Dan Boulger

A charity tackling food poverty and hunger in Neath has received a £1,000 donation from the team at Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Swansea.

As well as providing a minimum of three days’ worth of balanced meals to people in the community, Neath Foodbank works with several agencies in the area to offer housing advice and emotional support.

The donation from Amazon will go towards feeding over 3,000 people who use the charity’s services.

 

Dan Boulger, Site Leader at Amazon in Swansea, (pictured above) said:

“Neath Foodbank is a wonderful charity and we’re pleased to make this donation. The staff and volunteers work endlessly to support as many families as possible and their efforts have not gone unnoticed. We hope that with this donation, they can continue to be a source of strength to the community.”

 

Corinne Potts, from Neath Foodbank, added:

“We are delighted to receive this support from Dan and the team at Amazon in Swansea. Foodbanks have become essential to many families this year, and we can’t do what we do without the continued support of the local community. Donations like this make a huge impact to our work.”

 

Community donations and employee volunteering are just two of the ways Amazon supports the communities where it operates. Amazon has supported more than 500,000 students across the UK with free computer science and STEM education programmes 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. Last year, together with its employees, customers, and partners, Amazon raised over £2.7 million to fund projects that support people 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.