Partnership working delivers half-term lunches for school children
Painting and maintenance contractor, Hankinson Group, have worked in partnership with Unitas Stoke-on-Trent and The Hubb Foundation to provide over 500 meals to children from nine schools across Stoke-on-Trent.
Neil Hand, Managing Director for Hankinson Group, said: “The Hankinson Group commends the work of footballer Marcus Rashford on the continual and much needed work he has done on the Free School Meal initiative, and as a company, we wanted to play our part.”
The company reached out to Unitas to help arrange the provision and delivery of the meals – having worked with them before to carry out maintenance and social payback opportunities.
Unitas Stoke-on-Trent, the city council’s repairs and maintenance company, connected them with The Hubb Foundation in Burslem and helped deliver the food to families.
Director of Unitas Stoke-on-Trent, Wayne Booth, said: “I am proud of the part that Unitas continues to play, in both the partnership working and distribution of much needed meals to school children during this half term break.”
“All involved have, once again, gone above and beyond to support the Stoke-on-Trent community by providing these much-needed meals and we thank them for their efforts.”
Meals were provided to children from Hanley St Luke’s, Mill Hill Primary Academy, Oakhill Primary School, The Crescent Academy, The Meadows Primary Academy, St Augustine’s Primary Academy, Sutherland Primary Academy, Alexandra Junior School, and Stoke Minster Primary Academy.
Neil said: “We would like to thank The Hubb Foundation for organising and producing our monetary donation into well-deserved meals for the children.”
“Giving back to the community is a large part of Hankinson’s values and culture, something which we implement into every element of our operations.
“We look forward to working alongside Unitas and delivering joint social impact initiatives in the Stoke-on-Trent area again in the near future.”