December 4, 2020
James Donaldson Group has announced that it will donate to 32 foodbanks local to its 32 UK sites throughout December. These donations will take place until the Group’s holiday shut down on Friday 18th December.
Food banks across the UK have been severely impacted by COVID-19. They have seen a 47% increase in usage since March and are facing an overwhelming demand for support. Operational capacity is also strained as a result of restrictions, creating further challenges for foodbanks across the UK.
The Group will contribute £100 per site every week in December, totaling £10,000. A donation box has also been set up at every site for employees who wish to donate any additional items.
Andrew Donaldson, CEO of the JDS Group said: “2020 has been a tough year for everyone in many ways, and it has reminded us all of the importance of community and helping each other out in times of need. As a family business that operates UK wide, we want to help in our local communities where we can. The willingness of our employees to get involved in this initiative fills me with pride. All 32 of our sites has a foodbank local to it that we hope will benefit from our collective donations.”
You can find details of your local foodbank here.