As you know we started 2020 with a concerted effort to drive and raise the profile of our Corporate Social Responsibility with multiple projects identified in support of this goal.
The global events of the last two months and the great work already taking place by our teams across the UK has led to us reassessing where we focus our energies in the short to medium term.
One such issue, is the stress and strain that is being put on food banks as demand soars, and therefore, this is something that collectively we can all support.
We will be setting up food bank collection points at the following office locations: Aberdeen, Goldthorpe, York, Teesside, Pyle, Warrington, Ellesmere Port, Linlithgow, Fawley and would also welcome the involvement of some of the larger sites where all Altrad employees can donate to support the local communities.
We will be liaising with “The Trussell Trust” who have a network of 1,200 food bank collection points all over the UK, to ensure whatever is donated locally is distributed locally, and ensure we are tapping into their expertise in managing such a process efficiently and effectively.
James Holt will coordinate on behalf of Altrad, and work with the Altrad local focal points at each office location.
The types of foods that we would ask you to donate would be the following:
Tinned fruit, tinned vegetables, spaghetti in sauce, long-life juice, tomato/pasta sauce, soup (can/packet), tea/coffee, beans and other tinned food, pasta/rice/noodles, cereal, rice pudding/custard, biscuits and UHT milk.
None food products such as toiletries, household items such as laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid, feminine products and baby supplies are also welcome.
This is a testing time for the country and we can all help with any donations no matter how small – so please give generously and support those in need within our local communities.