Working within the community at Christmas

16 December 2020

We were pleased to deliver several boxes of food, toiletries and nappies to South Tyneside Food Bank, which is managed by local charity, Hospitality & Hope.  The donations were made on behalf of our workforce who contributed the items during December in response to the charity’s appeal to local businesses and the public for the 15 tonnes of food it needs to support individuals and families in our community who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paul Oliver, Hospitality & Hope chief executive, said: “Referrals to our foodbank have risen sharply this year since the beginning of restrictions and the financial impact on families.  Many are living on the edge and suddenly finding themselves in crisis without the means to feed their children.”

Bruce Mair of Faltec (pictured) added, “Hospitality & Hope does incredible work. Far beyond supplying food parcels, it offers a wide range of support services to vulnerable and homeless people in South Tyneside.  Faltec have been a part of the community for over 30 years, and we look forward to helping further during 2021 and beyond.”