Leveraging one of our core commercial products, cash withdrawals, we have committed to donate 1p to the Trussell Trust for every withdrawal over our counters until 31 March 2022.
As part of our role at the heart of communities, Post Office has partnered with the Trussell Trust, a major charity working to end UK hunger and poverty, to help people who need support this winter. Leveraging one of our core commercial products, cash withdrawals, we have committed to donate 1p to the Trussell Trust for every withdrawal over our counters from 29 November 2021 to 31 March 2022.
This donation will help to provide vital services, such as food bank provisions and financial guidance, to help families and reduce the impact of increasing household bills and unexpected costs this winter. With over one and a half million over-the-counter cash withdrawals every week, Post Office hopes to raise £250,000.
The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of over 1,300 food bank centres and together they provide emergency food parcels to people locked into poverty and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
This is the first major charitable initiative under our new corporate responsibility strategy. It is a clear example of our commitment to delivering additional social impact, while giving customers an extra reason to visit our branches and Postmasters.