Legal & General Modular Homes (LGMH) and principal contractor ALFA Site Services, who are building 102 new homes at Portholme, have donated £500 of essential food items to Selby & District Foodbank. With help from the local Tesco store, items the foodbank desperately needed including tinned meat, soup and fruit, coffee, jam and UHT milk, were handed to the foodbank team and will be distributed via food parcels to the local community.
Dave Groom, Legal & General’s Project Manager at Portholme, comments: “We’ve been working with the foodbank for some time. Although this donation is from our site team at Portholme, over 25% of the employees from our modular factory in Sherburn-in-Elmet live locally. Pete Anderson, a facilities operative at the factory, has been organising donations on a regular basis from LGMH and Unite, with a particular focus on supporting families over the Christmas period. We realise the very important role the foodbank plays and are keen to show our support and give back to the community.”
Mark Fletcher from Selby & District Foodbank’s management committee added: “One in five of the UK population live below the poverty line and last year in this area we handed out 995 three day emergency food supplies to local people in crisis. We rely hugely on donations and support from both companies and the public. We are very grateful for this latest contribution from Legal & General Modular Homes and ALFA Site Services which will be allocated straight away.”
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