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ElemenTel at the Food Bank
Food banks are increasingly talked about in the news these days and most people are aware that throughout the U.K. there are families struggling to put food on the table. However, if it were not for volunteers, food banks would not be able to run successfully.
In the past year The Romsey Food Bank, based on the Romsey industrial estate have supported over 900 people with food and have had 11,000 kilos donated.
Local telecommunications company ElemenTel based in Romsey, were keen to support their local food bank. Therefore, for a day at the end of March, employees from ElemenTel gave up their morning to volunteer their time helping the regular volunteers undertake their annual stocktake. The staff from Elemental, worked hard to move large boxes from the storage room for them to be weighed and recorded.
Catherine from ElemenTel said, “I’ve enjoyed volunteering today it’s been amazing to see how generous people are giving food to the food bank, today has made me want to give up more of my time for our community.”
Kelly from ElemenTel thought that today was an eye opener “You don’t realise the amount of time that volunteers give up for projects such as the food bank. Today has made me realise the importance of explaining the purpose of these organisations to my children, to encourage them to grow up with a sense of giving.”
David Percival warehouse manager at The Romsey Food bank said “It has been great having extra volunteers from ElemenTel helping us with our stocktake today. Without them, it would have been impossible to complete this task, many thanks to them for their time.”
If you are a community group in need of help, this is just one way you could benefit by taking part in Community First’s Employee Volunteering Scheme.Find out more