Oakland supports Coalville charities

Bardon, UK: Oakland International has forged close links with local charities, the Coalville Foodbank and MRC Community Action, following the opening of its Bardon site.

Mark Williams, head of consumer development, Oakland International’s said: “Our policy at Bardon was always to replicate what we do at our other facilities, whereby we focus on giving something back to the communities in which we operate, creating links with schools, community groups and foodbanks.

“We’re delighted to have linked with, and to be supporting, Coalville Foodbank and MRC Community Action, both fantastic charities, by donating fruit and vegetables and surplus food produce.”

The Coalville Foodbank is part of a nationwide foodbank network which provides nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people in crisis, whilst established Coalville non-profit community charity, MRC Community Action, supports people in and around North West Leicestershire with accessible community facilities, services and positive social participation.

Collecting donations Coalville Foodbank Administrator Alison Carr and Foodbank manager Tim Maycock with Oakland International’s head of consumer development Mark Williams

Up to now Oakland International has organised the regular monthly donation of 12 pallets of fruit and vegetables, with plans to expand and create long-term relationships with organisations throughout the local community to ensure good food does not go to waste.

“Our plan is to progress and increase our community involvement in the area, engaging with local schools and hopefully, once Covid restrictions are removed, introducing The Oakland Programme, a structured course covering career advice to help raise students’ employment aspirations and provide young people with valuable workplace experiences,” Williams said.


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