British Steel employees make a difference this Christmas

British Steel employees with Foodbank volunteers with the donations
British Steel employees donating over 700kg of items

British Steel employees have once again stepped up to help local people in crisis this Christmas.

Since 6 November, British Steel has asked employees to donate items to help some of the most vulnerable families in their communities, and the response has been phenomenal.

Over 700kg of items has been donated to the Scunthorpe and Redcar area Foodbanks which were both very grateful for the effort British Steel employees went to. Helen Armstrong, Scunthorpe Foodbank Project Manager, said: “The resources we’ve received today will go a long way in helping us provide for our community this Christmas

“We’re very grateful to British Steel for their continued support. The help they’ve provided will make winter a lot easier for many families in our community.

The Redcar Area Foodbank is part of the local ‘Footprints in the Community’ organisation. Ruth Fox, CEO of Footprints in the Community, said: “We experience a continued demand across the year for supplies, so unfortunately the need for support won’t end with this generous donation.”

British Steel Deputy CEO Paul Martin said: “Once again it has been great to see the way our employees come together to make a difference in our local communities.

“The response to our foodbank appeal has been great and I hope my colleagues’ generosity will make a difference to the lives of our neighbours during the festive season.”

If you want to help your local foodbank, please visit https://www.trusselltrust.org/ to find local collection points as well as other ways you can get involved.