Helping local community – St Albans foodbank

Prior to christmas thoughts were turning to presents to buy and the food and drink needed for all the family and friends visiting; staff at Higgins Construction have been taking time out to make sure that those less fortunate have access to food stocks over the festive period.

At the Gabriel Square Project in St Albans, we are extremely committed to work with the local community and have been particularly focused on helping local charities. We have done some research and found the website for the Trussell Trust. Their mission and vision are very close to us – to end hunger and poverty in the UK by bringing communities together. The statistics we saw were impressive – 1,084604 people were given three days emergency food and support in 2014-2015 and we thought we want to be part of something as big and generous as this.

To support this great cause we helped St Albans and District Foodbank relocate their stocks of around four tonnes of food from their current premises in Rothamsted, Harpenden to its new main location Youth with a Mission, also in the town.

The project team at Gabriel Square is extremely committed to working with the local community, the whole site team was involved in this project with many bringing their family down and the surveyor even brought his dog to help.

The subcontractor Bluechyp have kindly helped us providing vans and manpower, to help move:

  • 65 stacking crates each weighing about 20kg;
  • 4 work benches and 36 associated containers;
  • 12 picking crates;
  • 46 banana boxes containing pasta;
  • 25 clear plastic boxes each weighing about 15kg;
  • 70 stacking crates to a garage used by the food bank;
  • Step ladder;
  • Desk and cupboard.

We are delighted to have been able to help St Albans and District Foodbank move to their new location where they will be able to help the local community this Christmas. We would like to thank Bluechyp for their support.

John Mulholland of St Albans and District Foodbank commented:

”The assistance given by Gabriel Square Team and their subcontractor to help us move was a real lifeline! I am pleased to say that as a result we were able to continue packing parcels as normal this week.”

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