Ancorra Environmental and its employees have successful completed a self-styled challenge to support a local charity, The Big Help. Regularly using IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) in the industry for transportation of liquids, a new one was sourced and cut open to present the challenge of filling the container full of food to donate to the local food bank.
Marketing & Strategy director Jennie Riding, who came up with the idea, stated, ‘We were looking to engage and positively contribute to the local community. With reports of the increasing need for people and families to rely on food banks, I thought The Big help food bank would be a worthwhile charity to support. We like to think big at Ancorra and using an IBC provided a great link with our business for the challenge.’
The IBC was sited at the Company’s main base in Merseyside. Whilst the Company made a substantial contribution, all employees were invited to participate in the challenge. Amy Davies, Commercial Administrator, was given the task of over-seeing the project, saying:
‘An IBC is a metre square, so it has taken quite some filling. We liaised with The Big Help project from the outset to make sure we were filling it with items they were in urgent need of. The generosity of our team has been overwhelming with employees coming to me with bags full of food to contribute to the challenge.’
Once filled the IBC was presented to and collected by The Big Help team who will distribute the food to the individuals and families in need in the Knowsley area.