Standard Bank supports Isle of Man Foodbank | Dec 2022

Standard Bank Isle of Man has jointly donated £500 to the Isle of Man Foodbank in a bid to support the local community and environment.

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

 

The donation was a result of a recycling exercise undertaken by the bank. It saw the bank’s ‘UPS’ kit - an uninterruptable power supply which powered the organisation’s computer network - recycled by on-Island recycling and waste management specialists, Mann Waste Recycling. The equipment’s resulting scrap value was rounded up to £500 by Mann Waste Recycling and donated to the charity.

The Isle of Man Foodbank was set up in December 2013 and has seen increased use in recent years. In addition to offering meals to locals in need, it provides electric fleeces to help individuals keep warm to alleviate pressure of heating an entire home, as well as providing families with enough fuel to be able to heat one room in their house and allow family members and children to have a warm bath. It also provides basic cooking lessons and advice to aid individuals to live independently and to help those with minimal cooking facilities.

Jennie Bronte-Hearne, Programme Lead for SEE Initiatives at Standard Bank Isle of Man, commented: ‘Given the current cost of living crisis, Standard Bank Isle of Man, in conjunction with Mann Waste Recycling, were grateful to be able to assist the Isle of Man Foodbank with a £500 donation.

‘Having supported the Foodbank throughout the pandemic, our colleagues saw first-hand the vital work the local charity carries out both at the Foodbank and across the Island’s community and it has been a real privilege to support this worthwhile charity once again.

‘Of course, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support of Mann Waste Recycling, which recycles most of the bank’s redundant furniture and IT equipment that cannot be reused or rehomed, as we continue our efforts to operate as sustainably as possible.’

To find out more about the Isle of Man Foodbank, visit the charity’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/IOMFoodbank/

Standard Bank Isle of Man has committed to several green initiatives in recent years, including its ongoing travel and energy reduction plans, employee eco-living campaigns, along with the installation of recycling stations across its Douglas-based office which became officially Carbon Neutral in 2022.