People are the lifeblood of Barfoots. From our staff members in the UK and the workers we employ around the world, to the diverse communities of which they are a part.
It’s important to us to invest in making a positive difference to the local communities whose people play a vital role in our business.
Barfoots Senegal supports over 10,000 people, providing employment, education and infrastructure for communities affected by poverty.
Our community engagement programme has a wide focus from healthcare to building school classrooms, educating on best practice farming methods, constructing drinking water infrastructure and supplying fresh bread.
As part of our promise to care for our local workforce in Senegal, we are working to raise awareness of health issues and improve access to healthcare.
We employ doctors, provide medical facilities, run health education courses, give first aid training, and vaccination programmes.
We’re proud and humbled to be part of the Food For Good Network. Over £2m has been raised for Farm Africa during the past 10 years, creating a lasting legacy of sustainable and profitable farms, reducing poverty and hunger in Eastern Africa.
We are proud supporters of charities local to our West Sussex HQ, including the Snowdrop Trust and St Wilfrids Hospice. We also support local youth football teams, who in turn encourage a ‘growth mindset’ through sport.
We contribute to a number of schemes to relieve food poverty and reduce food waste. Our partner charities, which include FareShare and UKHarvest, collect surplus good-quality food, including ‘wonky veg’, and distribute it to those in need.
Through FareShare alone, we have donated over 447 tonnes of vegetables that would otherwise have gone to waste. This is equal to more than 1,064,936 nutrient-rich meals!
80% of UK kids are not eating enough vegetables. Veg Power is on a mission to inspire kids from early years through primary school and into their teens to veggie loving habits they will keep for life and in turn share with their children.