Yorkshire-based sustainable packaging solutions provider, Parkside, has recently supported the important work of two local charity organisations, Pontefract Food Bank and The Addy, with a series of donations.
At a time of the year where charities are often hit hardest, the team at Parkside is proud to support the vital work of these two important charities for the second consecutive year as part of its ongoing drive to contribute to the local community.
A project founded by local community groups and churches, Pontefract Food Bank provides nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local families in crisis that are referred to the charity. Part of a nationwide network of food banks, the organisation works to combat food poverty and hunger across the region and offers a much-needed lifeline to vulnerable families in the area.
The Addy is a registered charity based in Knottingley that supports local disadvantaged children. Originally known as Warwick Adventure Playground, the organisation provides a safe place for children to learn and play. The Addy welcomes thousands of children every year as well as isolated elderly community members, but as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, has struggled financially.
The donations were presented by Parkside team members Richard Hallas & Sarah Cadwallader, QHSE Manager and Sustainability Coordinator at Parkside, respectively.
Paula Birch, Global Sales Director at Parkside, comments: “Our team is absolutely delighted to support these two charity organisations once again, which do such amazing work in the area surrounding our headquarters. As a globally operating business with firm roots in Yorkshire, we aim to affect positive change wherever we can. It’s no secret that the non-profit sector has struggled through Covid-19, which makes it all the more important for us to lend support.
“These two fantastic organisations and their volunteers are doing incredible work. In the case of Pontefract Food Bank, while so many families are struggling to make ends meet, nobody should have to choose between eating or heating and the team works hard to mobilise support. With The Addy, an organisation that needs support now more than ever, the team provides open access, free of charge play sessions and services to the elderly, children with additional needs and local youths. It’s a vital part of the local community, so we’re extremely proud to lend our support wherever we can.”