Iceland has donated more than 40 surplus chest freezers to foodbanks and community groups providing emergency food supplies to people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Through BiTC’s National Business Response Network, Iceland worked with Relief Aid Logistics and Brakes Foodservice, who delivered many of the freezers to foodbanks up and down the country.
Craig Buchan, Depot Operations Supervisor at the Good Food Programme, said: “Ice to see you to see you Ice! Massive thank you to Iceland for the extremely kind donation of a chest fridge, especially on such a sunny day in Leith. This will help our partner charities store more chilled meals that will go out to the people who need it most during this pandemic. Also, a huge thanks to Business in the Community and Relief Aid Logistics for organising the delivery.”
Iceland is a member of Business in the Community. BiTC’s National Business Response Network was launched in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. It identifies national and local needs from community groups, schools, local authorities, local resilience bodies, charities and alliances such as the British Red Cross Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership and small businesses. The network then connects business resources to meet food, technology, social care and small business needs.
Find out more about BiTC’s National Business Response Network here.