JB Foods volunteered as an official catering partner at the Scotland-based Sleep in the Park homelessness fundraising events last month
Along with its foodservice buying and marketing group Caterforce, JB Foods helped the organiser by supplying the events with essential catering supplies.
More than 10,000 people turned out to spend the night outside across Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow with the number believed to be the world’s biggest sleep-out event. JB Foods spent the night at the Edinburgh site in Princes Street Gardens and at Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow.
Charlotte Thompson of JB Foods said: “We supported Sleep in the Park last year, which was its first year, and it has already grown to become one of the world’s biggest events of its kind. It’s fantastic that this takes place across four cities in Scotland and is calling for an end to homelessness in our country. For this reason, it’s an easy decision for us to support the cause where we can.”
Managing director at Caterforce, Nick Redford, added: “The event is an innovative way to raise awareness of the difficulties homeless people face. We were made aware of Sleep in the Park’s good work through JB Foods. To help support our member in its CSR efforts and an extremely worthy cause in Social Bite, we supplied essential items to help those who were challenged to spend an extremely cold night outside.”