As part of a partnership with WFP, MasterCard is committed to creating a world beyond hunger. On March 14, Marion King, President UK&I and Marcia Clay, Group Head, Strategy and Sales Development, volunteered at a Tower Hamlets food bank to find out more about their work.
This food bank, part of the Trussell Trust network of UK food banks, was established in 2010 to provide short term help for those in crisis, without money to buy food. Marion and Marcia greeted visitors with coffee and tea and then boxed up the food essentials they are entitled to. Food is donated by local companies, individuals and community groups. Those in crisis are referred by care professionals, including social workers and health visitors.
At the end of last year, London based MasterCard employees donated winter essentials to the food bank. Employee volunteers will continue to help in the months ahead, donating both time and resources.