Staff at a Hartlepool firm showed community spirit is alive and well after buying stacks of food for a town charity.
Employees at engineering specialists Doosan Babcock, based at Hartlepool Power Station, raised more than £500 which they spent on boosting stocks at Hartlepool Foodbank.
The workers bought bagfuls of food and delivered it to the charity’s warehouse.
They then saw how their donation will help people in crisis when they visited the foodbank’s distribution centre in Church Street, Hartlepool.
Hartlepool Foodbank co-ordinator Al Wales said:
“We are extremely grateful for the support of Doosan Babcock Ltd and their generous food donation.
“It’s great to be partnering with local businesses and industry to support those in need in Hartlepool.
“Since opening nearly two years ago Hartlepool Foodbank has supported over 3,000 households.
“The continued support of the project by so many indicates that community spirit is alive and well in Hartlepool.”
John Turner of Dosan Babcock in Hartlepool said:
“It was head office’s suggestion to support the foodbank to help the needy.
“We raised a total of £505 for the foodbank.
“We then did a shop for a variety of non-perishable food which we donated. We were pleased to help them.”
The foodbank, run with the Trussell Trust charity, can get through up to half a tonne of food a week.
Source – Hartlepool Mail, 30 Oct 2014