RUSSELL GROUP SUPPORTS LOCAL FOODBANKS
Teams from across the business were very busy over the Christmas period helping to feed the community.
According to charities, foodbank use is on the rise and with a third of Glasgow’s children living in poverty, we felt it was necessary that we try to help and help we did!
Generous donations of food were made to nearby food banks located near our Coatbridge, Springburn, Cumbernauld, and Hillington sites. The staff and volunteers at these food banks were immensely grateful for the contributions they received. However, it's crucial to acknowledge that the issue of hunger persists long after the holiday season ends. To address this ongoing concern, our Hillington Team has formed a partnership with Renfrewshire Foodbank to ensure a steady supply of donations throughout the year.
Health and Safety Advisor, Audrey Smith, who helped drop off Hillington’s first donation to the foodbank said:
“It was humbling meeting volunteers like Crystal and Helen who work tirelessly to supply meals to those most in need. The staff stated they are struggling to keep up with demands as more and more people are turning to food banks including households with two working parents and unfortunately less people are donating due to an increased cost of living.”
Well done to everyone who made a donation. Your actions have made a tangible difference to those in need. Let us continue to support this cause by making small donations to designated collection points throughout our sites, not just during the holiday season, but throughout the entire year.