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Contribution made to Smethwick Food Bank as part of social value commitment to Sandwell Council’s community engagement

Wherever we work across the UK, we remain committed to giving back to local communities through a wide range of social value commitments and initiatives.

As part of our street lighting replacement and improvement works in the Sandwell area of the West Midlands, our team has donated £250 worth of food and essential supplies to Smethwick Food Bank to support those facing hardship this winter.

Unfortunately, the need for food banks has increased this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic – with more and more people struggling to put food on the table for their families during times of financial pressure and uncertainty.

We believe that no one should find themselves in this position, so when we discovered that there was an opportunity to make a donation to a local food bank as part of our works with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, we had to take action.

Our team made contact with Smethwick Food Bank and asked if we could make a £250 donation of essentials to help struggling families in the community. The supplies, which included tinned foods, fresh produce and bread, were delivered on Remembrance Day and gratefully received by the team at the food bank.

Our Project Manager in Sandwell, Nick Brownlow, is delighted that he and his team could make a difference and hopes that it brings some much needed festive cheer as we approach Christmas.

“No one should have to be in the situation where they are struggling to provide the basics for their family, especially as we approach what is meant to be a very happy and celebratory time of the year,” says Nick.

“As a company we’re committed to making a difference within local communities across the UK. This donation is just one part of our wider social value promise as a contractor and we hope that our contribution really does change lives and bring a smile to people’s faces this winter.”

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