An electrical firm which has its London offices in Copperfield Street has donated a boiler to the Vauxhall Foodbank.
The Waterloo-based South London Procurement Network, set up by the joint venture developers of the Shell Centre site, has has made a donation to the Vauxhall Foodbank,which is enough to keep the service running for a whole week.
On top of its own donation, the procurement network has also brought together local businesses to help with more practical aspects of running the foodbank.
The SLPN has worked closely with Mary Smith, HR manager at Wingate Electrical plc, based in Copperfield Street, to see how the business could contribute. It has since provided the foodbank with a new boiler and will soon be donating a sink and drainage unit for the kitchen.
A cafe in Clapham Road has also agreed to donate unsold food to the foodbank.
Procurement network manager Alexandra Webb said: "We were delighted to join together the Vauxhall Foodbank with both Dolcezza Café and Wingate Electrical. Local charities like the foodbank need our support on an on-going basis as demand is constantly rising with more people than ever in need of help.
"Donations such as the ones from Dolcezza Café and Wingate Electrical ensure local charities can still run to a high standard and continue benefiting the local community – and it's fascinating to see such an appetite from local businesses to help them.
"We are committed to helping CSR initiatives in the local area and are always happy to hear from businesses in the procurement network that are interested in getting involved."
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