A team of volunteers from Business Planning used their skills to help organise Coventry food bank’s inventory before it is distributed to those most in need.
The team led by Toby Arnold, Jaguar Land Rover’s Volume
Planning Senior Manager, gave up some of their time to help the charity sift
through the food donations.
They got stuck in by separating the different food types
into individual crates before organising them by ‘sell-by’ dates to make sure
no donation is wasted.
Coventry food bank makes a huge difference to thousands of families a year by
providing up to nine-days of emergency food for each member of their household,
alongside helping those referred by local agencies and charities.
year alone, Coventry Foodbank received,
sorted and distributed food for more than 20,000 people in the Coventry area.
The food bank’s Warehouse
Manager Giles Morton, said: “This service we provide would simply not be
possible without the continued, tireless and generous support we receive from
the staff at organisations such as Jaguar Land Rover.”
Speaking on the day Toby said
the team had a fulfilling day getting stuck in to help those who need it most
in the local community, adding:
“It was really impressive the scale of the
operation, with the warehouse supporting 17 distribution points in the Coventry
As a team, we all just
got stuck in and it was brilliant to see the camaraderie and efficiency with
which all the tasks were approached and accomplished. It shows how planning and
organisational skills are transferable.”