Volunteers given an insight into foodbank

Staff have given a helping hand to volunteers at a food bank.

Sunday, 20th March 2016, 7:45 am
P&G volunteers at the Bay Foodbank.

A total of 15 members from P&G’s customer service operations team at Cobalt Business Park gave up their time to help out at the Bay Foodbank.

Over three afternoons they helped sort food donations into categories and expiry dates before filling the food bank’s shelves as part of their team-building event.

The volunteers also filled bags and boxes with food donations ready for delivery.

The Bay Foodbank was formed in February 2012, and since then the food bank has expanded, providing emergency food parcels for people who find themselves in a situation where they are unable, for that week, to afford food for themselves or their family.

Joanne Wall, one of the P&G team, said: “Jackie, who started and runs the Foodbank, is an absolute inspiration. The work she and her team of volunteers do to ensure those who sadly need the emergency food parcels is outstanding, we are proud to be able to help her.”

The work was part of P&G’s Community Matters Programme which as part of its work contributes employee volunteers’ assistance to help local community projects.