20th December 2018
Which is why on 23rd December, around 600 volunteers will turn out to make sure families in need don’t go without, as they pack hampers with the key raw ingredients for a Christmas dinner.
Last year the London Basket Brigade – there are Basket Brigades all over the UK – delivered 1,246 packages, containing potatoes, parsnips, carrots, sprouts, stuffing, gravy, mince pies, a Christmas pudding, custard, chocolate, satsumas and of course, a Christmas cracker.
London Basket Brigade is just one branch of the huge international Basket Brigade movement, which provides food for an estimated four million people annually. The idea started with the Tony Robbins Foundation in the US, whose founder decided to “pay it forward” after his own family received help from strangers one Thanksgiving.
London Basket Brigade is now fully subscribed for volunteers this year, so you can’t turn up on the day, but the charity is still collecting donations, which will be used to purchase the food and baskets. Each package costs £14 to create and is designed to feed a family of four.
Over the past 15 years I have worked with CPA as a client using them for all areas of our manufacturing recruitment. They have a very good understanding of our business and the food industry and therefore are able to efficiently manage the recruitment process from initial sourcing of candidate’s right through to a successful completion, time and time again
Operations & Technical Director
Large Meat Processor