Building firm donates 7.5 tonnes of food to foodbanks

EMPLOYEES from Cruden Building are donating 7.5 tonnes of food to foodbanks in communities the firm are currently operating in.

Staff from across 21 different construction developments are involved in the initiative, which has been aided by the Trussell Trust.

The group’s own registered charity, The Cruden Foundation, has donated £5,000 on top of the £5,000 which has also been raised by Cruden employees, their clients and supply chain companies. The funds will be donated to the Trussell Trust to provide toys and additional food parcels over the coming weeks.

Allan Callaghan, managing director of Cruden Building, said, “This has been a tremendous team effort and everyone was really keen to take part and support this worthy cause. We were delighted by the donations that we received from staff, clients and our supply chain and this extension of our community benefit programme will help to deliver a happier Christmas to families.”

Kevin Reid, chief executive of the Cruden Group, added, “We take huge pride in building local communities and supporting the needs of local areas wherever we can and we are delighted to add to the tremendous effort with an additional donation from The Cruden Foundation.”

Samantha Stapley, chief operating officer at the Trussell Trust, commented“As the pandemic continues, more people are likely to need a food bank’s help. Food bank teams are working tirelessly to ensure help continues to be available. But ultimately, no one should need a food bank – all of us should have enough money for the essentials. The support of staff at Cruden will help food banks in Scotland continue to provide the lifeline of emergency support for local people in crisis, while we work in the long term to build a hunger free future. Thank you so much.”