Kier Stoke brings festive cheer into new year
Published by Elizabeth Pokorny for Kier Services in Housing and also in Communities
Kier Stoke staff are extending the Christmas spirit into the cold January weather by collecting and donating food supplies to help homeless people at Hanley Baptist Church, in Stoke-on-Trent.
Kier employees donated a variety of non-perishable foods collected over the Christmas period to the Church, which offers essential help to the homeless men and women of Stoke-On-Trent by providing a place to shower and eat.
The charity often finds that in the run up to Christmas, food and charitable donations are generous, however it is just as important to provide food to the homeless all year round particularly in the cold winter months. Kier Stoke employees gave up their own time to collect and deliver the food, ensuring support for this valuable community resource.
Kier Stoke head of operations, Richard Wall, said: “At Kier we’re committed to supporting local charities and feel the work of Hanley Baptist Church is particularly important in providing for those in need. The cold winters really hit home in the month of January, not everyone has a job, food and shelter and we’re keen to help in any way we can.”
Hanley Baptist church is one of Stoke-on-Trent’s many food banks. Stoke’s food banks have fed over 2,000 people since their launch in May 2012.