350 Hewlett Packard Staff make food parcels to send to Africa
December 27, 2012
Employees from a Bracknell-based technology firm formed a production line to create food parcels to ship to Africa over Christmas.
Hewlett Packard workers formed a 350-person production line to create the parcels in just two hours for charity Stop Hunger Now at Newbury Racecourse on Tuesday, December 11.
James Greenham, director of TS-Support: service line management for HP said: “We are proud to be working alongside Stop Hunger Now to be part of its inaugural mission from the UK.
"The containers which will be filled with the packages will be shipped over Christmas and each has a tracker so we can see exactly where the food has been delivered, whether it is to an orphanage or school.
"We will be keeping our team updated throughout 2013 with news from the places that the parcels are delivered so they can see the positive impact.”
The packages were made up of soy flour, lentils, rice and vitamin supplements, which combined will make a fully balanced, nutritious meal.
Amanda Ellis, business development manager: conference and events, at The Racecourse Newbury, said: “This was a fantastic event to see come together and it is a really innovative use of the racecourse’s facilities. The Hewlett Packard team were able to come into the Grandstand using the external steps from the car park onto the first floor so had no idea what awaited them in the afternoon downstairs.”