Local businesses come together donating food, time & resources to this extremely worthy cause
The Shrewsbury Food Hub officially opened their shiny new depot today at Centurion Business Park, with help from local businesses. The refurbished facility will enable the Hub to double the amount of free surplus food it supplies to local community groups and will provide a training base to expand the Food Hub model across Shropshire. CMYUK donated their time, expertise and materials to designing & printing all of the decor for the Hub unit, with Shelley Signs kindly taking on the fitting of all the elements.
Set up in 2016, the Food Hub collects surplus food from supermarkets and shares it between 32 community groups. Up until now, volunteers had to sort the food wherever space was available but following a plea to local businesses, an industrial unit was made available.
Word spread and CMYUK - suppliers of wide-format printers, cutters and materials – offered to decorate the new Hub, from floor to ceiling, with custom-made wallpaper showing the journey that surplus food takes, and reflecting the charity’s core values, as well as making them a new sign for the exterior. Local firm, Shelley Signs – specialising in the design and production of external grade signs for public open spaces – also came on board to get everything fitted/installed in time for the launch.
Katy Anderson, co-founder of the Shrewsbury Food Hub said “It’s been so heartwarming to have local businesses come forward and offer so much time and materials for free. We literally cannot thank them enough.“
Sarah Neate, Digital Marketing Manager at CMYUK added "Your work environment is really important, so to be able to create an upbeat and inspiring work place for these volunteers has been an absolute pleasure"
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