The British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS), the leading not-for-profit organisation that campaigns to reduce crime on petrol station forecourts, is supporting local food banks in Warwickshire during Christmas.
Food banks have become a crucial part of local communities as they provide a lifeline for individuals and families facing food insecurity. In Warwickshire, food banks are run by volunteers who work with local agencies and distribute essential food items.
BOSS has been collecting essential items at its main office and is also making a donation directly to The Trussell Trust who co-ordinate Warwickshire food banks.
Claire Nichol, executive director at BOSS, said: “The holiday season accentuates the contrast between abundance and scarcity, and by contributing to local food banks, we hope to play a small part helping those in need.”
BOSS has been campaigning to reduce forecourt crime and keep petrol stations safe and secure for more than 30 years. BOSS helps forecourt operators to recover more than £35 million every year and its BOSS Payment Watch service has become the most successful deterrent against potential offenders. It is sensitive to retail customers who genuinely make mistakes but firm enough to deal with persistent offenders.
Forecourt crime reduction guides that help forecourt retailers reduce incidents and keep forecourts safe places to work and shop are available from BOSS.