2 Sisters Food Group launches £1m welfare fund to support Fox’s Biscuits staff
The 2 Sisters Food Group has launched a major new welfare fund to help support staff at the Fox’s Biscuits site in Batley suffering financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The support will include non-repayable welfare payments, additional leave (paid or unpaid) for those who need additional time to sort out any financial difficulties, and external and internal support from experts to help manage people’s finances and budget issues.
Ronald Kers, CEO, 2 Sisters Food Group, said: “We are proud of our role in helping feed the nation and the huge importance of the thousands of our colleagues across the UK who play a vital role.
“We do recognize that especially during tough times, our colleagues lives can be turned upside down by job losses in their household, by bereavement or long-term illness. Quite often things on the surface may seem OK, but in fact there can be hidden hardship and it can happen for many reasons.
“This is why we’re reaching out to colleagues who may need that extra help right now. We are launching today a £1m welfare fund and further support package, to help our colleagues, where we can.”