CONSTRUCTION workers at a sustainable energy plant in Northwich have given something back to the local community by holding a collection drive for a foodbank.

Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant and its Engineering Procurement and Construction Contractor partnered with Mid-Cheshire Foodbank on December 7, to make sure families don't go without this Christmas.

The on-site event received a fantastic response from members of the project team, as well as subcontractors, and the items collected will be distributed to local families over the coming weeks.

Mid-Cheshire Foodbank is a volunteer led initiative and is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by the Trussell Trust. The group has worked tirelessly during the pandemic, as demand for food parcels has more than doubled. As a result, they have been shortlisted for the Volunteer Team of the Year Award in the Steve Morgan Foundation 20th Anniversary Awards.

Those that contributed to the collection included members of the CNIM and LSEP project team, as well as representatives from key subcontractors, including: Cidon, Kilkern, Fortel and Cork Crane Hire.

CNIM Site Manager, Olivier Rio, said: "CNIM are really pleased to be able to work with such an important charity, who provide vital support to local families and we wish them the best of luck in the upcoming Steve Morgan Foundation Awards.

CNIM would also like to thank everyone who contributed, for their generosity."

Mid-Cheshire Foodbank Project Coordinator, Catherine Lawton, said: "Mid-Cheshire Foodbank would like to thank CNIM, and the rest of the contributors, for their generosity.

"It is very much appreciated by both our volunteers and those we support.

"Last year, Mid-Cheshire Foodbank was able to support 6,895 people, giving 5-days’ worth of food – which equates to 130,400 meals.

"A food crisis can quickly strike any household through small changes in circumstances, and last week we gave out more food parcels than in any other week in 2021, that is food for people in crisis.”

To vote for Mid-Cheshire Foodbank in the Steve Morgan Foundation 20th Anniversary Awards - you can do so here: