Altrad’s food bank – supporting the most vulnerable in our communities

Altrad’s food bank – supporting the most vulnerable in our communities

Our food bank donation points continue to provide strong support to our local communities, when they need us most.

To highlight the efforts of our people, at just three of our projects:

  • Our team based on the INEOS site in Cheshire, donated a quarter of a tonne of food and essential supplies during a four week period.
  • In the North East, our team at SABIC have made weekly monetary contributions, which are used to purchase food for local food banks. The past two weeks of donations have totalled over £100!
  • At Fawley refinery, our people have donated over 80 kg worth of food and supplies for Southampton City Mission food bank which takes their total donations to over 130 kg since May.

Paudie Somers, the CEO of Altrad – UK, Ireland & Nordics commented, “The impact of the coronavirus has been devastating for many of the communities throughout the UK. One of the shining lights of the pandemic has been the response of our people in supporting their local communities, in conjunction with the Trussell Trust, through our food bank initiative which was launched back in May.

The strain on food banks has been immense and many have reported an increase in demand of over 90% during the pandemic. Food banks provide a much needed lifeline of support to many families. From a personal perspective, I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our teams, and I know their actions will have a direct and positive impact on people who are struggling at this difficult time.

As we ease out of the coronavirus pandemic, my sincere hope is that we will continue to support food banks and the local communities, as part of an ongoing initiative. My vision is that we will embed this sense of generosity into the DNA of our business to create a legacy of support for those who need it most.

A small contribution from us all, can together, make a huge impact to many.”