Saint-Gobain are helping to support our FareShare centre

Saint-Gobain has made a generous donation of a much-needed forklift truck to support our new food distribution centre, FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria.

Our new food distribution centre is run by our social welfare charity, and will also provide charity Residents with another opportunity to gain qualifications and work experience.

Saint-Gobain is a world leader in the habitat and construction materials market, operating in 66 countries across the world, and Saint-Gobain and Recycling Lives are currently exploring ways in which to work together commercially.

Recycling Lives’ new centre, FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria, will act as a food redistribution service whilst tackling the food waste issue, by collecting surplus but in-date food from manufacturers, suppliers and supermarkets and redistributing it to charities, community groups and not-for-profits in the North West.

Before the opening in October, the centre must be ready and fully equipped; however, with just weeks to go before the opening, we were struggling to find funding for a forklift, which is essential for moving the food around the storage centre.

Whilst developing a relationship with Saint-Gobain, we introduced them to our FareShare centre. Saint-Gobain was eager to help, and kindly offered a forklift for the centre to use, to help support our work with the community; this exemplifies the commitment to corporate social responsibility which both companies share.

Steve Jackson OBE, CEO and Founder of Recycling Lives, said: ‘We are so grateful to Saint-Gobain for providing a forklift truck for our new food distribution centre. We have already had an incredible response from charities across the region, who are looking forward to receiving the food we can provide them with. Thanks to the help of supporters like Saint-Gobain, we have no doubt that the new centre will be up and running soon, providing this essential service for our community.

Recycling Lives is committed to both our environmental and social impact, and with the help of Saint-Gobain, we can really make a difference’.

The Recycling Lives charity is sustained by the Recycling Lives business. By booking an online recycling service such as www.scrapcarnetwork.org and www.skiphirenetwork.org run by Recycling Lives, you can help to support our charity.

To find out more about FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria, go to www.recyclinglives.org/fareshare.

Read more about Saint-Gobain, who are currently celebrating their 350th year, at www.saint-gobain.co.uk.