Nuevo Home’s unwavering commitment to sustainability is not solely just about reducing the impact our business activities have on the environment. As champions of change, our CSR Policy is also focused on supporting the wider social and economic wellbeing of our local community and the surrounding area. Through the proceeds of events set up and managed by our dedicated workforce, we currently support Slough Foodbank and Home-Start Slough as our chosen charities.

This year has been a tough one for everyone, but the impact of the pandemic has hit essential local charities like these particularly hard. To adhere to the various social distancing guidelines, Slough Foodbank has had to significantly change the way it operates. Rising to the challenge with incredible speed and accuracy, their latest statistics reveal a heart-breaking picture of the effect COVID-19 is having on the Slough community.

Slough Foodbank statistics: March to May 2020 (compared with March to May 2019)

March % increase (versus 2019) April % increase (versus 2019) May % increase (versus 2019)
Total 717 112% 687 123% 553 63%
Adults 417 103% 417 98% 369 68%
Children 300 127% 270 178% 184 55%

 

Slough Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust Network, who revealed that April 2020 was the busiest month ever for UK foodbanks. Sadly, Slough Foodbank is significantly higher than the national average, as the table below shows.

National comparison: Key stats April 2020 (compared with April 2019)

% increase Slough Foodbank % increase Trussell Trust National network
People helped 123% 89%
Children helped 178% 107%

 

Of course, the biggest impact has been on their volunteer numbers, with many trained volunteers having to stand down due to self-isolation or shielding. However, the support Slough Foodbank has received locally throughout the crisis has been incredibly heart-warming. Here’s a little snippet of the kind of things that have been taking place:

  • Their Crowdfunder COVID-19 Crisis Appeal raised £14,502 in 68 days!
  • Food safe protective gloves delivery from Give Food and Slough CVS
  • Media coverage from the likes of Radio Berkshire and The Slough Observer
  • Various individual and group fundraisers.

Ways you can support Slough Foodbank:

What is Home-Start Slough?

Home-Start Slough is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under 5 years old. Their mission is to support the local community through friendship and practical support, working in partnership with local parents to empower them to give their children a better future. All volunteers are parents themselves, working hard to help cope with the stresses and strains of parenthood to create stronger, happier communities.

Ways you can support Home-Start Slough:

Nuevo Home | Supporting local charities in times of crisis

Let’s take a quick look back at how we’ve been supporting the local community over the last few years.

2020 | Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children

2020 | Macmillan Coffee Morning

2017 | £5,000 raised for Home-Start, Slough

Showing our support for Home-Start & Age Concern Slough