Food & Drink budgets

Support your team with the cost of food & drink with subsidised allowances. 

What are Food & Drink budgets?

Food and drinks budgets are allowances you allocate to employees, usually on a weekly or monthly basis, which can be used to buy food & drink! 

Our flex allowances can be used for the likes of lunch budgets, where employees can choose their own food & drink. This is a great benefit for remote employees who can order food to their home, or as an incentive to encourage employees to come into the office more frequently. Food & drink budgets can also be used towards the cost of food shops & everyday expenses. 

Why should you offer food & drink budgets?

Benefits to employees:

  • Great incentive to come into the office 
  • Helps employees with the rising cost of living 
  • Can save money on everyday costs = more money in their pocket!

Benefits to you:

  • Happier employees means higher employee retention!
  • Employees encouraged to come into the office more frequently, which helps to nurture the company culture!
  • Attract top talent with a competitive benefit offering

Why offer food & drink budgets through Ben?

Ben makes offering a food & drink allowance easy. You start by working with a benefits consultant to help you determine an appropriate allowance amount and any restrictions you want to implement, including only being spendable on certain retail categories.

Employees are then given a virtual or physical card that they can use towards their food & drinks purchases. Receipts are uploaded straight to Ben, and with our consolidated reporting you can easily track usage and balances across your team.

The Ben platform

Ben is easily the most engaged initiative we’ve ever had. It gets everything to everyone in different locations, and I can’t even tell you how much time it’s saved us.

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Fraser Hopper,
Head of Operations at Chattermill

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