Local food bank benefits from food collection by CSH Surrey co-owners

December 2013. Food items donated by CSH Surrey co-owners at their two Christmas parties have been handed over to a local food bank. More than 15 carrier bags full were donated to the Epsom and Ewell Food Bank on Friday 13th December.

Pictured are CSH Surrey Community Fund panel member, Sam Scarrott, with the Epsom and Ewell Food Bank Manager. 

The food collection was organised by the grants panel at CSH Surrey's Community Fund as part of CSH Surrey's social enterprise ethos.

The CSH Surrey Community Fund was set up in 2012 with £10,000 from CSH Surrey's reserves. As a type of business called a social enterprise, CSH Surrey trades for a social purpose - so rather than maximising private profit for shareholders, CSH Surrey's aim is to make profit so it can benefit its local communities. Its Community Fund is one of several tangible ways it achieves this. In 2013, CSH Surrey's Board chose to put a further £10,000 from reserves towards the work of the Fund. In addition, CSH Surrey's co-owners raise money throughout the year for the Community Fund. In June 2013, eight co-owners completed the well known Three Peaks Challenge, raising more than £6,000 for the Fund.