Waste firm Grundon backs work of Oxford Food Bank
Oxford Mail article 1 Feb 2017
Food bank bosses in Oxford have welcomed the backing of a waste management firm to help them to reduce food poverty in the city.
Benson-based waste management company Grundon raised £5,000 for the food bank in North Hinksey Lane last year and will continue its fundraising activities in 2017.
The food bank’s co-founder, David Cairns MBE, said: “We look forward to a successful year ahead in helping to reduce food poverty within the local community.
“By working in partnership, we can continue to achieve great things.
“We really value Grundon’s support and commitment, both from a practical and financial perspective, but also the fact that they share our desire to reduce the food waste mountain.”
Grundon managing director Clayton Sullivan-Webb, who has joined the food bank team on their rounds, said: “One of the charity’s main aims is to reduce food waste in the Oxford area and that’s something we support.
“We continue to work hard to educate our customers about food waste, promoting the fact that disposal should always be the last resort.
“We do understand that sometimes there is no choice, so by encouraging businesses to segregate food from other waste we can collect it separately and raise funds for this great charity.”
For each food waste container it collects from Thames Valley businesses during 2017 the company will donate 5p.