Helping vulnerable children with food hampers | In the Community

BD Group in the Community

BD Group is an independent commercial company that is wholly owned by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, which combines the best experience from the private sector with the ethos and care of the public sector service and all our profits are invested back into the people and communities in which we serve, fully supporting the wellbeing of the Borough of Barking & Dagenham.

We strive to improve the environment in which we live and work whilst caring about the communities where we operate. We deliver meaningful social value and improve people’s lives in the communities. We develop social value plans, in partnership with our clients, to deliver long-term, sustainable outcomes. We proactively look to offer employment and training opportunities to local people and support initiatives to provide employment opportunities to young and disadvantaged people.

We aim to improve the overall health of the Borough by investing in the development of our team, teaching life skills, such as cooking, through after school classes and delivering workshops to promote good health across the community. 

Helping vulnerable children with food hampers

The BD Together team packed and distributed over 2,600 food hampers that were given to many children on Free School Meals across Barking and Dagenham in December 2020.

The team has worked tirelessly to ensure the hampers are delivered to schools across the borough in time for the Christmas holidays. This follows the Government decision to extend the provision of Free School Meals for children in need for the Christmas holiday period. Schools were given the choice of food hampers or vouchers to give to their pupils.  Festive recipe booklets and craft kits or food vouchers were included in the hampers.

We are very grateful to the hard work of the team who made this happen, and would also like to thank Travis Perkins Managed Services who provided a van and driver to help deliver the hampers to schools.

BD Together worked with Barking and Dagenham Council and other partners from the local community on their Christmas Cheer campaign to provide extra support to those in need and bring a smile to the residents of the borough.

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