Valero lends its support to frontline charities

Valero is donating additional funding to support frontline charities during the current Covid-19 outbreak as part of its commitment to support the communities in which it works. The company will provide an amount of free Texaco fuel and financial assistance to FareShare, Age UK, The Trussell Trust and the East End Emergency Fund.

In addition to this direct support, Valero is also providing a financial incentive to encourage members of its Texaco Star Rewards loyalty programme to donate their Points in support of these charities.
A spokesperson for Valero explained; “Star Rewards members will be able to donate their loyalty Points to any of the four charities, with Valero pledging to match their donation. A member donating 250 Points will see Valero will doubling this to 500 Points which is worth £5. Similarly, a 500 Point donation will be doubled to 1,000 Points worth £10 and a 1,000 Point donation will be increased to 2,000 Points equivalent to £20. “
The four frontline charities benefiting from this support are:
FareShare is a UK-wide network of charitable food re-distributors, made up of 17 independent organisations. Together they take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups.
Age UK is the country’s leading charity for older people, providing vital services for those who have no one to turn to. They are in urgent need of funding to keep their vital national and local services open during the Covid-19 crisis.
The Trussell Trust has over 1,200 food bank centres in the UK and Northern Ireland that provide emergency support to those in crisis.
The East End Emergency Fund has been set up by The East End Community Foundation (EECF) in order to support the most needy and vulnerable in London’s poorest borough.
As well as the broader Valero response, the company’s refinery at Pembroke, Wales, is also giving funding to support activities in their local community, including PPE to local clinics.