This week, the colleagues at our Barlborough site got together to kick off a year of community work.

The 80-strong team dedicated a lunchtime to getting back together after many had moved to a home-working or hybrid working pattern as a result of Covid.

And, while seeing each other in person, they came up with a multitude of ways that they could use their skills and the products that we make to support their local community.

The colleagues worked with the Kiveton and Manton Wood manufacturing sites to donate soups and sandwiches to Gussie’s Kitchen, the community kitchen in St. Augustine’s Church in Chesterfield, and used the opportunity to try out the products themselves too.

The event also marked the opening of first ever site shop, where colleagues can buy products from other Greencore sites at a discounted rate as part of a drive to support people through the cost of living crisis, a model that’s used at the manufacturer’s other sites. The initial proceeds will be donated to a local cause that is to be chosen as the site’s charity for the year.

Over the coming months, the team plan to use their expertise and food manufactured at our own sites to support more local causes.

Gilly Zariffis, senior HR advisor, organised the event that kicked off the activity. She said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to start to support some brilliant projects in our community.

“Thank you to our manufacturing sites in Kiveton, Manton Wood and Selby – we couldn’t have got this great work off the ground without you.”

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