Community-spirited staff from Pulsant’s Gateshead office stepped out of their workplace to help to provide emergency food supplies for local people in financial crisis.
The volunteers from Pulsant, a UK provider of datacentre services and cloud infrastructure, spent the day helping out in the local community, visiting the Gateshead foodbank and rolling up their sleeves to assist with the sorting process. The 11-strong team all pitched in to weigh, sort and store donated food before it was parcelled and bundled up to be sent to local distribution centres ready to be collected by those in need.
April Clark, HR Director at Pulsant commented: “The volunteering days are part of our wider CSR strategy that ensures we give back to our local communities. Foodbanks can be a real lifeline for those who otherwise face going hungry and we were only too pleased to be able do our bit to help with such an important initiative. This type of work is vital to ensure that people in financial crisis have the right food available at all times.”
The event was part of Pulsant’s first ever Volunteering Day initiative in the North East which encourages all employees to take a day off each year to do charity work, as well as supporting charities such as Children in Need and Macmillan coffee mornings.
Pulsant staff will follow up these efforts with further charity events over the festive season, including ‘wear a Christmas jumper day’ to raise money for Save the Children. Staff will also support Cash for Kids Mission Christmas, which aims to make Christmas Day enjoyable for local children living in poverty. Volunteering days have also recently been undertaken by teams from the firm’s Edinburgh and Maidenhead and London offices.
Gateshead Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. Foodbank clients can bring along a voucher which can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food.
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