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Darlington foodbank to benefit from new Cleveland Bridge workplace project


Jun 26, 2020

Cleveland Bridge UK has launched a new workplace initiative to support the King’s Church Foodbank in Darlington.

After making an initial donation of a trolley-full of food to King’s Church, the company is now encouraging employees to donate further items including rice, soup, potatoes and other tinned products, which will then be shared with families in need in the local community.

Collection stations have been set up throughout Cleveland Bridge’s offices and factory in Yarm Road, Darlington for staff to drop off their donations, which will be regularly delivered to the foodbank in Whessoe Road.

The food bank collection for King’s Church is one of many ‘stay at home’ initiatives that has been taking place at Cleveland Bridge throughout the pandemic. In addition to a company-wide clap for carers at its 22-acre site, the company also organised a successful bridge building project for local school children.

Inspiring future generations of engineers, and to add some more excitement to home schooling, children were encouraged to build bridges from household items and share photos of their structures with Cleveland Bridge of social media.

Caroline Todd, Manager at King’s Church Foodbank Darlington, said: “We’re really grateful for the support we’re receiving from Cleveland Bridge and indeed all local businesses that are supporting us.

“Now more than ever, families are relying on our foodbank to help get them through this difficult time and any donations we receive make a huge difference to people’s lives in Darlington.”

Chris Droogan, Managing Director of Cleveland Bridge, said: “Our employees engage in support for our community and try whenever possible contribute to local initiatives like the King’s Church Foodbank, which do such important work in the town.

“It’s important to us that Cleveland Bridge employees support this worthwhile initiative.”