JCB praised for food aid initiative

JCB has been praised for making a ‘real difference’ to the lives of vulnerable people with its food aid initiative.

The comments from the leader of Stoke-on-Trent City, Abi Brown, came as JCB increased its production of meals for the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The firm’s catering staff in the UK and India are preparing more than 37,500 meals a week for distribution around towns and villages located close to its plants.

Councillor Abi Brown said, “People, businesses and individuals across the city have stood up and been counted in these testing times. JCB is one such organisation that we are proud to have as a business supporting Stoke-on-Trent. We are grateful to have a business of such calibre supporting the city where hundreds of its employees live and know it will make a huge difference to our most vulnerable residents that we are supporting through our #StokeonTrentTogether initiative. Our heartfelt thanks go to JCB.”