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Southern Electric staff box clever at foodbank by lending a hand
6:30am Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
Electricity workers sparked into action to help people on the breadline.
A team of ten people from Southern Electric’s Penner Road offices in Chichester took a day out from their working lives to help the hungry through a Trussell Trust foodbank in the city.
The community action volunteers were set a tough challenge by foodbank bosses David Jones and Keith Selby, sorting out 1.5 tones of food donated by the public.
The team got to work by sorting items into groups, weighing boxes and then putting them into date order and, finally, moving completed boxes into the warehouse.
Southern Electric’s Community at Heart scheme gives members of staff a day away from the office every year to help worthwhile causes in the communities in which they live and work.
Keith Selby said: “The team from Southern Electric sprang straight into action, impressing us with their spontaneous teamwork as well as gaining a first-hand impression of the front-end work of the distribution centre.”
Sara McGreal, one of the Southern Electric volunteers, said: “We had a fantastic day helping a charity that receives no funding, is run by volunteers and serves all walks of life.”
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