Submitted by CNH Industrial
CNH Industrial employees at the company’s New Holland tractor plant in Basildon, Essex, UK, have made a significant donation to the Basildon Community Supermarket.
Working alongside the local union rep and the plant’s catering partner, Angel Hill Food Co., they managed to collect and deliver over £800 worth of food and household essentials.
Established in December, Basildon Community Supermarket is the first of its kind in the county of Essex. After paying a small membership fee, anyone from the Basildon area is welcome to shop there and take advantage of very low prices. It differs from a Food Bank as members can choose what they want to purchase.
It’s a valuable way for Basildon residents to ease cost-of-living pressures.
The new project is being led by Billericay Street Pastors and Hopethree16, a volunteering organization with investment from Essex County Council.
Phil Norton, Chair of Billericay Street Pastors, said: “With ever increasing costs for every-day essentials, such as food and fuel, there is a real need to help families who may be struggling to make ends meet.”
Elisa Bertani, an HR Specialist for CNH Industrial based at the Basildon plant, added:
“We’re all very excited and proud to work with the Community Supermarket on such a valuable initiative. We hope it’s going to benefit more and more people in our local community."
CNH Industrial’s contribution will help local people save some money on weekly bills and ensure that any extra funds are spent on family essentials, such as school uniform.
The company intends to continue collaborating with the charities leading the project. The volunteers have been invited to the Basildon plant to explain to employees how the Community Supermarket works. And CNH Industrial plans on making a donation every quarter.
About CNH Industrial
CNH Industrial is a world-class equipment and services company. Driven by its purpose of Breaking New Ground, which centers on Innovation, Sustainability and Productivity, the Company provides the strategic direction, R&D capabilities, and investments that enable the success of its global and regional Brands. Globally, Case IH and New Holland Agriculture supply 360° agriculture applications from machines to implements and the digital technologies that enhance them; and CASE and New Holland Construction Equipment deliver a full lineup of construction products that make the industry more productive. The Company’s regionally focused Brands include: STEYR, for agricultural tractors; Raven, a leader in digital agriculture, precision technology and the development of autonomous systems; Flexi-Coil, specializing in tillage and seeding systems; Miller, manufacturing application equipment; Kongskilde, providing tillage, seeding and hay & forage implements; and Eurocomach, producing a wide range of mini and midi excavators for the construction sector, including electric solutions. Across a history spanning over two centuries, CNH Industrial has always been a pioneer in its sectors and continues to passionately innovate and drive customer efficiency and success. As a truly global company, CNH Industrial’s 37,000+ employees form part of a diverse and inclusive workplace, focused on empowering customers to grow, and build, a better world.
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