Our charity partnership with Salford Foundation aims to have a real impact with long-lasting change in our local communities. This year, we collaborated to deliver our Christmas Foodbank Project to make the biggest difference to households that are struggling to make ends meet.
In November, our incredible team showed their generosity and began donating a variety of items to help make life easier during the holiday season for people who are facing challenges. With energy bills soaring, the furlough scheme ended, and the removal of the £20 uplift to Universal Credit, it’s now more important than ever that we offer assistance to those who are having to make the choice between heating and eating.
Like last year, the business matched our staff’s generous donations which brought the grand total to more than 600 items.
The collection ranged from toiletries and hygiene products to tinned foods and advent calendars, a wide variety of items suggested by Salford Foundation’s experienced team. With foodbank use on the rise, it’s vital that donations meet the needs of individuals and families that have been met with hardship this winter.
Phil East, Salford Foundation’s Chief Executive, commented:
“We are grateful for the very substantial donation of food and toiletry items which have been donated by staff at Kenny Waste Management. The pictures don’t really give a true sense of how much there is!”
Salford Foundation have already begun distributing the items to individuals and families in our local area, and we have heard back some heart-warming stories of full cupboards and lifted spirits.
Sophie Pritchard, our HR Administrator and lead on this project, added:
“Thank you to everyone who took part, every donation makes a difference. Christmas can be a difficult time for a lot of vulnerable people, but this year is especially challenging for individuals and families throughout the UK. While we are all committed to creating a future where foodbanks are no longer a necessity, we are so proud of what our staff have achieved here.”
To learn more about our recent work with Salford Foundation, click here.