More donations to local food banks!
As Andy Burnham launches a new drive to ensure all jobs in Greater Manchester pay the UK living wage, Apex Self Storage is doing their bit by dedicating a portion of their profits each month to buying supplies for local food banks across Greater Manchester & the North West. This ongoing project brings vital support to the people closest to them in times of economic downturn.
With 8 sites across the North West, staff from each site have nominated a food bank close to them. For every new customer we get each month, we put £1 into a pot & the staff from the nominated site for that month then use it to buy much-needed provisions. The project works on a rotation, ensuring that support is given to all communities nearby the company.
“The storage industry has done really well during the pandemic but we know that isn’t the case for everyone. The issues coronavirus has caused will no doubt be affecting people long after it has ‘gone away’ – we want to ensure we are continuing to make a small difference to people’s wellbeing” Alistair Johnson – General Manager at Apex Self Storage.
Since launching the campaign in April, we have managed to donate just under £300 worth of food to Manchester Central Foodbank and The Storehouse – Congleton. Doing the food drops allows staff to get an insight into the work that goes into running these local food banks. “It is sad to see how busy the volunteers are and how high the demand is for the supplies they provide. The people in our community shouldn’t be struggling this much and need as much support as they can get these days” Eléna Johnson – Apex staff member.
Food banks do not get any government funding and rely solely on donations from the public and companies. Jeff Cutts of The Storehouse said, “the support of Apex is a great encouragement and acts wonderfully along with others to bring our local community together in a practical caring way.”