As Easter this year was not quite like the years before (and hopefully nor the years after!) with social distancing, self-isolation and a lot of changes to how we as individuals are working to keep Saxon Packaging operating, our General Manager, Andy Smith, wanted to extend a small token of gratitude to all members of staff and their immediate families in the form of an Easter egg! Over 200 eggs were sourced and given to each member of staff.
The additional bonus of this gesture was there were eggs leftover! Rather than be greedy and keep them for ourselves our Customer Service & Internal Key Account Manager, Dan Peek, suggested we gave the remainder of the eggs to the Lowestoft Food Bank through Lowestoft Community Church.
The call was received by Sam Porter, who was delighted to hear about the donation and arranged the 65 eggs in total to be picked up by a member of the Lowestoft Food Bank team.
Pictured: Rosie (Lowestoft Food Bank), loading a car full of Saxon’s donated Easter Eggs.
Lowestoft Food Bank typically provide three days’ of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people referred to them in crisis. Part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, they are supported by The Trussell Trust, who work to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
“We are delighted that we were able to share the Easter joy this year with not only our own Saxon employees who have gone above and beyond to help ensure we continue to operate so our customers can receive the packaging they need to get their products to where they need to go, but to also those in crisis.” Andy Smith – General Manager, Saxon Packaging.
“We try to support those in crisis in many ways, but it’s often just the basics to see them through the next few days. Easter eggs cheer everyone up! It’s a great way of lifting spirits and it’s a real treat to be able to offer it to them. Saxon have been a great support – not just with the eggs, last year they provided us with cardboard boxes that we use constantly in our process!” Sam Porter – Lowestoft Food Bank.
For more information about the Lowestoft Food Bank and the work that they do for the community, visit their website here.