ESS Support Services Worldwide (ESS), part of Compass Group, has responded to our appeal for more food by raising £2,500 in food.
After we publically announced last week that we were in desperate need of food donations after giving our the last of our food parcels, ESS food operations manager, Graham Singer, made it his business to gather donations.
On top of ESS’ support, Graham pulled contributions from Mackintosh of Glendaveny, Amity Fish Company, J. W. Gray & Co, Food Options, and more to raise the total in less than 24 hours.
Graham said: “It’s all too easy, particularly given the current climate in the energy sector, to focus on our own challenges and forget the bigger picture.
“Food is a basic need and to imagine young families, pensioners and other dependants going without it is harrowing.”
ESS Offshore business director Ronnie Kelman commented: “What Instant Neighbour does for individuals in serious need is truly amazing so we hope our contribution will make a difference in some way.
“It’s fantastic that some of our local suppliers have got involved – a big thanks to Graham for going out of his way to facilitate all of the donations.”
Instant Neighbour has seen a trebling of demand for food parcels in the past three years, and this increase is expected to continue into the future. ESS’ donation is very timely and hugely appreciated by Instant Neighbour – and, of course, by our clients who are receiving vital assistance from our food bank.
Our sincere thanks go out to Graham and his colleagues at ESS, and all of their suppliers who contributed to their collecting such a huge amount of food for our food bank. Thank you!
We are grateful for all donations from individuals, businesses, church congregations, and other organisations in and around Aberdeen. For more information on what kinds of food donations we look for, please click here for more information.