Container firm donates to North East foodbanks in the run up to Christmas

Container firm donates to North East foodbanks in the run up to Christmas

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Northeast container company Cleveland Containers has donated food and other essential supplies to a number of food banks in the area to help families struggling ahead of Christmas.

The employees at Stockton-based Cleveland Containers, founded in 2011 by husband and wife Johnathan and Jane Bulmer, have come together to support four food banks by bringing in their own food donations. The company provided additional donations and funds to reach a total value of £4000.

The team decided to donate to the White Feather Project in North Ormesby, a charity aiming to end food deprivation by providing £750 worth of food collected and a cash donation of £250. Hartlepool Foodbank, Harbor Support Services in Hartlepool and Little Sprouts in Stockton each receive a cash donation of £1,000.

The company decided to support the food banks this year as the cost of living crisis continues and hunger and poverty rise across the region.

Cleveland Containers Chief Executive Officer Johnathan Bulmer said: “Many families are finding it difficult this year, especially around the holiday season, and we want to help by providing food and toiletries to those most in need.

“If we can help some families by reducing their financial burden and giving them a Christmas dinner this year, then we have accomplished what we set out to do.”

Each Christmas, the North East Company of the Year team selects and raises funds for a charity someone cares about, whether national or local.

Cleveland Containers has donated to the Alzheimer’s Society, Maxi’s Mates Rescue & Rehoming Centre, Women’s Refuge, Support for Ukraine and many more over the years. The team recently raised £610 for Macmillan Coffee Morning and £473 for Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day.

Johnathan added, “We always think of the people at Cleveland Containers and put all our energy into fundraising.”

Recruitment consultant Joely Clark, marketing manager Mellieha Blair and marketing apprentice Lucy Bell accompanied the haulage contractor to bring the container with weeks’ worth of donations from headquarters to The White Feather Project.

Cleveland Containers recently won two awards at the SME National Business Awards, including Silver for Family Business of the Year and Gold for High Growth Business of the Year.

For more information about Cleveland Containers, visit their website.

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