c2c wants food bank donations from customers

Train firm wants food bank donations from customers

Train firm wants food bank donations from customers

First published in News

A TRAIN operator has launched a food bank appeal at all of its stations.

c2c, which runs trains from Shoebury into Fenchurch Street, is calling on its customers to get involved in the appeal by donating items at any station on the route.

Foodbank usage is on the increase, and people are being asked to donate things like pasta, tins, rice, cereal, and tea.

The food will then be distributed to one of five food banks, including the Trussel Trust Food Bank, in Pitsea Leisure Centre, and and Shoebury Church.

c2c group station manager Julie Davis said: “We started this as a community appeal among our staff, but then we realised our stations could provide the perfect opportunity for our customers to get involved too.

“Local food banks play a vital role and always need more donations, so anyone who wants to donate items can just drop them off at their local station.”

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12:13pm Tue 22 Apr 14

anon anon says...

could have done with a nice mug of soup this morning whilst waiting for the train , was so blooooody late, over run engineering works my arris ! my old mate 'Bob' would turn in his grave
could have done with a nice mug of soup this morning whilst waiting for the train , was so blooooody late, over run engineering works my arris ! my old mate 'Bob' would turn in his grave anon anon
  • Score: 8

12:52pm Tue 22 Apr 14

supermadmax says...

If they really cared they would just donate some cash - like a days profit.
This is just for PR, hoping commuters will forget they are greedy thieves abusing their monopoly of the south essex train line.
If they really cared they would just donate some cash - like a days profit. This is just for PR, hoping commuters will forget they are greedy thieves abusing their monopoly of the south essex train line. supermadmax
  • Score: 10

1:04pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Happy Chickie says...

And why do they think computers who pay a fortune for their tickets, also have items to donate?

It's like ASDA supplying a shopping trolley so people can donate food.

Poor taste.

if you want to help the food bank C2C, I suggest you do so out of your profits.
And why do they think computers who pay a fortune for their tickets, also have items to donate? It's like ASDA supplying a shopping trolley so people can donate food. Poor taste. if you want to help the food bank C2C, I suggest you do so out of your profits. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 8

1:39pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Happy Chickie says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
And why do they think computers who pay a fortune for their tickets, also have items to donate?

It's like ASDA supplying a shopping trolley so people can donate food.

Poor taste.

if you want to help the food bank C2C, I suggest you do so out of your profits.
I did mean commuters.
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: And why do they think computers who pay a fortune for their tickets, also have items to donate? It's like ASDA supplying a shopping trolley so people can donate food. Poor taste. if you want to help the food bank C2C, I suggest you do so out of your profits.[/p][/quote]I did mean commuters. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 6

2:25pm Tue 22 Apr 14

emcee says...

We are starting to see large companies, who make enormous profits for their shareholders, trying to surf good PR at the expense of their customers generosity.
All it succeeds in doing is making these companies look like misers and cheats. Customers of these companies are already paying extortionate prices for the goods and services these companies offer so maybe it is the shareholders and fat-cat bosses who should be donating (and not just the odd packets of pasta, rice, cereal, and tea"). These "schemes" are in really poor taste, especially when all they are designed to do is to try and "steal" good publicity on the back of it's already ripped-off customers.
We are starting to see large companies, who make enormous profits for their shareholders, trying to surf good PR at the expense of their customers generosity. All it succeeds in doing is making these companies look like misers and cheats. Customers of these companies are already paying extortionate prices for the goods and services these companies offer so maybe it is the shareholders and fat-cat bosses who should be donating (and not just the odd packets of pasta, rice, cereal, and tea"). These "schemes" are in really poor taste, especially when all they are designed to do is to try and "steal" good publicity on the back of it's already ripped-off customers. emcee
  • Score: 10

5:08pm Tue 22 Apr 14

John Bull 40 says...

The price of a season ticket, they should be opening food banks for the poor commuters.
The price of a season ticket, they should be opening food banks for the poor commuters. John Bull 40
  • Score: 3

5:25pm Tue 22 Apr 14

joejoe111 says...

the tories won't like this, help for poorer people will annoy them no end.
the tories won't like this, help for poorer people will annoy them no end. joejoe111
  • Score: -1

7:17pm Tue 22 Apr 14

sesibollox says...

FU#K OFF....
FU#K OFF.... sesibollox
  • Score: 1

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  • Score: -4

2:43am Thu 24 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Wish they'd bring back First class carriages, used to love seeing the cattle fighting over a seat, while the first classers could outstretch their legs, and read a full size newspaper...
Wish they'd bring back First class carriages, used to love seeing the cattle fighting over a seat, while the first classers could outstretch their legs, and read a full size newspaper... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 1

3:18pm Thu 24 Apr 14

emcee says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Wish they'd bring back First class carriages, used to love seeing the cattle fighting over a seat, while the first classers could outstretch their legs, and read a full size newspaper...
Not necessarily the case. I used to travel First Class on occassion and the cariage was always very busy.
First class has never been horresndously more expensive, and more and more commuters/casual travellers thought it was a small price to pay for more a "civilised" or "roomy" journey. However, it got to the point that the First Class carriages sometimes got more packed than the cattle wagons of Second (or is it referred to as "standard") Class.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Wish they'd bring back First class carriages, used to love seeing the cattle fighting over a seat, while the first classers could outstretch their legs, and read a full size newspaper...[/p][/quote]Not necessarily the case. I used to travel First Class on occassion and the cariage was always very busy. First class has never been horresndously more expensive, and more and more commuters/casual travellers thought it was a small price to pay for more a "civilised" or "roomy" journey. However, it got to the point that the First Class carriages sometimes got more packed than the cattle wagons of Second (or is it referred to as "standard") Class. emcee
  • Score: 2

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