RWO is sharing the money it would be putting aside for its staff to have a festive bash with the Newcastle West End Foodbank and Leeds North and West Foodbank.
Our donation recognises the difficulties some people will be facing this Christmas and winter, which will be especially hard for many struggling to cope with the added burden of the pandemic.
Ross Oakley, managing director, said: “It’s great to see everyone in the company support this initiative and I have received some very encouraging comments from our colleagues.
“The foodbanks are doing an outstanding job in campaigning to raise awareness of the issues and the need for support. By donating, we are delighted to be helping local people who are less fortunate than us, not just during winter but also in this awful pandemic.”
Laura Willis, administrator at Newcastle West End Foodbank in Benwell Lane, said: “Thanks to the support of local companies and their kind generosity, we can help people in crisis this Christmas while working towards a future where everyone can afford the essentials.”
Tricia Ryder, distribution centre manager at Leeds North and West Foodbank, echoed Laura’s comments and added her own big thank you.