As most office-based colleagues are working from home at the moment, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, our 14forty team at National Grid House has this week helped to donate surplus food to the Helping Hand Community Project in Leamington Spa.
The donation came as our workplace experience team – which includes 14forty – realised that there was a significant amount of excess food stock left at National Grid House. This food simply wouldn’t have been used, given that the vast majority of colleagues are working from home.
Not content with the food simply being left to go to waste, Kerry Mitchell, Eddie Loy-Sin and the team contacted the Helping Hand Community Project and let them know that we had plenty of fresh stock available for them to take. After sorting through the food types that were safe to hand over, Kerry and Eddie made their way to the project and handed over the goods; much to the delight of the team at Helping Hands.
The Helping Hand Community Project is all about local people in Leamington helping community members who are in need of help. This includes running a soup kitchen for those who need a meal and lending a friendly ear to chat through their issues as well.
Facilities Manager Kerry said: “With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic causing widespread disruption, we wanted to try and do our bit to let the community know that we are here and thinking of them.
“In tough times like these, we need to pull together more than ever and help those less fortunate than ourselves. That’s why it was so great making sure all the food we couldn’t use at work could still be used by those who need it in the local community.”