Dyson’s offices in Malmesbury, Hullavington, Bristol and Chippenham, have collected and donated 4,660 items to the Malmesbury and District Foodbank in July.

This totals 73 boxes to be distributed to families across the Malmesbury area.

The scheme was led by two Dyson employees, intern, Lewis Jones and Ben Dawes, senior commercial manager in the Floorcare category at Dyson. “We started the food bank initiative as a response to our team wanting to give more back to the community at a local level,” says Lewis Jones.

“Word of our scheme soon spread, and more people wanted to donate. Before we knew it the whole of Dyson UK were involved!”

“We are so proud that employees were able to support an amazing cause,” says Ben Dawes. “No child should have to worry about where they are getting their next meal.”

One box of donations a wide variety of food, including rice, vegetables, meatballs, squash and angel delight – enough to provide a child with six weeks’ worth of meals.