GOPLASTICPALLETS.COM has announced that The Pret Foundation is using its plastic folding boxes to deliver food donations to hundreds of partner charities to help feed the homeless.
When the UK entered lockdown in March, food donations across the country decreased. With food banks striving to get more donations, The Pret Foundation has been working continuously, reliant on durable plastic boxes to help keep up supply.
Explaining how the boxes are being put to good use, Isabel Bradbury, food donations coordinator for The Pret Foundation said, “Every night a fleet of our charity vans collect surplus food donations from our shops in London and deliver the food to over a hundred partner charities across the city. At closing time, our Pret team members pack any surplus food neatly into our plastic boxes, which are then left in the fridge for our drivers to collect. Our drivers collect these boxes filled with food donations overnight, leaving an empty box with the shop, and deliver them to one of our partner charities, where they retrieve any empty boxes.
“Our plastic boxes are in constant rotation between our shops, vans and partner charities so it’s important that they’re of the very highest quality.”
The Pret Foundation ordered 820 plastic folding boxes – the GoFold 64320S – which comes in grey as standard with a solid base and side walls and hand holes for easy lifting. Measuring 600mm (L) x 400mm (W) x 320mm (H), Goplasticpallets.com said the boxes offer a ‘generous’ storage capacity of 59 litres, making them the ideal size for Pret’s charity runs.
The boxes were branded with The Pret Foundation along with its registered charity number. They were also supplied with barcoded labels, which allows Pret to record the product code, supplier name and pack size.