A team of employees from Kellogg’s have completed painting work to create a ‘Big Green Meeting Machine’ at homelessness charity Emmaus Salford.
Six staff members from Kellogg’s UK office based at MediaCityUK spent the day upcycling an old camper van into a mobile meeting room at Emmaus Salford’s community base in Pendleton.
Anna Wall, one of the volunteers from Kellogg’s, said: “We had such a fun day volunteering at Emmaus. Everyone enjoyed working with the team on a project that will hopefully make a difference in our new community of Salford.”
Emmaus Salford supports formerly homeless people by offering a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get back on their feet again. The charity operates shops at Fitzwarren Street and Seaford Road in Salford, as well as the Emmaus Emporium in Swinton.
Emmaus Salford’s new Big Green Meeting Machine will be used by partner agencies, including Salford Citizen’s Advice Bureau, to offer one to one support to local residents, charity beneficiaries, customers of Emmaus and members of Lucie’s Pantry social supermarket.
Simon Locke, Community Director of Emmaus Salford, said: “The team of volunteers from Kellogg’s completed fantastic work on our new Big Green Meeting Machine and I would like to thank them for their generous support.
“I would also like to give thanks to companions Ian and Jed, who live and work at Emmaus Salford and completed work to strip and fit out the interior of the new meeting room. This new facility will enable us to work with partners to support even more people in the Salford community.”
The Kellogg’s volunteer day at Emmaus Salford followed another similar day of action back in March where employees helped to paint and improve the Emmaus community building.