Cleveland Containers donates to local foodbanks

Employees clubbed together to support four foodbanks by bringing in their own food donations, with Cleveland providing additional funds to reach a total value of £4,000.

The team chose to donate to the White Feather Project in North Ormesby, a charity that aims to eliminate food deprivation, providing £750 worth of collected food and a £250 monetary donation. Hartlepool Foodbank, Harbour Support Services in Hartlepool and Little Sprouts in Stockton, have each received £1,000.

We decided to support the foodbanks this year as the cost-of-living crisis continues and hunger and poverty rises across the local area.

It’s difficult for a lot of families this year, especially at Christmas time, and we want to help by providing necessities, such as food and toiletries, to those who need it most. If we can assist a few families by reducing their financial burden and allowing them to have a Christmas dinner this year, then we’ve achieved what we set out to do. We always think about people at Cleveland Containers and put our full energy into fundraising.

Johnathan Bulmer, Chief Executive Officer at Cleveland Containers

Cleveland Containers Christmas Charity Donation

Joely Clark from Cleveland Containers (Centre) visiting the White Feather Project

Each Christmas, we choose a charity close to someone’s heart, whether national or local, and fundraise for it, previously donating to Alzheimer’s Society, Maxi's Mates Rescue & Rehoming Centre, Women’s Refuge, Support for Ukraine and many more over the years. More recently, we raised £610 for the Macmillan Coffee Morning and £473 for the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day.

HR Advisor Joely Clark, Marketing Manager Mellieha Blair and Marketing Apprentice Lucy Bell accompanied the haulier to take the container, with the donations that have been collected over a number of weeks, from head office to The White Feather Project.

We deliver care packages to the people of the Middlesbrough area, helping anyone who is in need, vulnerable or can’t leave the house. We make sure that they’ve got food and necessities to get them over the winter period. With the cost of living crisis, we’ve gone from providing around 50 care packs per week to 120, so this donation from Cleveland Containers is welcomed tremendously. Thank you so much.

Mark Horkan, Manager and Co-founder of the White Feather Project

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