17896Coast & Country’s Chain ReACTion initiative, which aims to maximise social value in all its operations, and encourages suppliers to follow suit, is paying dividends for the local food bank.

United Carlton, which has recently been awarded a contract to supply Coast & Country with print solutions, has donated a state of the art projector and screen to the Redcar Area Food Bank.

The new equipment will give the food bank the professional platform to showcase its work; helping it to potentially secure new funding and donations.

Coast & Country, which owns more than 10,000 properties across the Redcar and Cleveland area, needs to procure all of the items that any large organisation needs to function and service its business. This includes purchasing stationery, photocopiers, gas and electricity and a myriad of other items. The Chain ReACTion initiative is committed to encouraging suppliers to embrace the Coast & Country ethos of putting something back into the local community.

Iain Sim, Chief Executive of Coast & Country, said: “It is great to see United Carlton provide such a generous donation to the food bank. It is important that more people understand what the food bank does for people in the communities that we serve and the new presentation equipment will help with this.

“The contribution from United Carlton is the latest example of Coast & Country’s attitude to securing social value in the supply chain. We recognise the importance of the social, economic and environmental issues that the communities that we serve face and it is important Coast & Country and its suppliers help with these issues.”

Matthew Wootten, Director at United Carlton said: “Everyone at United Carlton hopes that the equipment that we have donated will prove to be beneficial for the food bank. It provides an invaluable service to people who find themselves in difficult circumstances and the projector and screen will give the Food Bank the ability to properly showcase the incredible work that it does.

“Our donation to the food bank demonstrates United Carlton embracing Coast & Country’s approach to helping improve the local community. We admire the organisation’s commitment to securing social value across the supply chain and we share and support its approach.”