During the month of September, staff at Peel Ports Liverpool went above and beyond to provide a considerable amount of support to Feeding Birkenhead, a coalition of churches, community groups and other organisations working together to eliminate hunger in Birkenhead.
Staff at the port giant’s head office and container terminal donated food parcels in dedicated collection boxes, and also donated money towards a large shop of long-lasting food items. In addition to raising £150 for the shop, staff donated food parcels that was able to fill a small van.
Mark Whitworth, CEO said “Peel Ports is proud to support Feeding Birkenhead, a charity that is making a real difference locally. I would like to extend my gratitude to our staff for their generosity. The food and cash donations of £150 were delivered to one of the nominated centres in Birkenhead and divided into parcels as part of the school half-term deliveries, providing crucial support to the families receiving them.”
Peel Ports Group periodically selects a local charity to support at each of its sites and encourages its staff to give back to the community regularly.
Feeding Birkenhead was chosen by staff at Peel Ports Liverpool due to its wide-ranging impact and comprehensive approach to tackling hunger.
The project was launched in 2014 by Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead, and the elements of it are being rolled out nationally by Feeding Britain, due to its success.
Commenting on Peel Ports’ involvement, Frank Field MP said ”I am hugely grateful to Peel Ports staff who contributed to Feeding Birkenhead’s offer of free meals and activities for children during the October half term. The food, time, volunteering and goodwill being offered so generously by staff at a growing number of local businesses, and cash donations from others, is crucial to maintaining our anti-hunger programme. I hope more firms will now match those contributions many times over.”
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