- Company hands over a check for 2,000 euros
- Money goes to fund new food refrigeration equipment
- Renewed donation made in the spirit of long-term cooperation
Crailsheim, January 29, 2024. Syntegon has donated 2,000 euros to the Crailsheim food bank. The charity organization aims to use the money to replace faulty electrical appliances that are essential to feeding people in need. To this end, Syntegon site manager Stephan März recently presented a check to Karin Coffey, who heads up the local food bank in Crailsheim.
Syntegon’s site manager Stephan März (right) hands over a check to Karin Coffey (center)
and Markus Kaufmann (left) from the Crailsheim food bank.
The Crailsheim food bank has been struggling with some challenges lately: Refrigerators and a refrigerated truck broke down during the run-up to Christmas season, jeopardizing a source of food to people in need. “We are very happy to be assisting the food bank in this difficult situation. With our donation, we want to make sure the organization can drive on with its important mission of helping disadvantaged people in the region,” says Stephan März, site manager at Syntegon Crailsheim.
Every day, the Crailsheim pantry caters to members of around 100 to 120 households. People in need can buy donated food and hygiene products at discounted prices from its store. Determined to prevent any food from going to waste, the organization also prepares affordable lunch meals as part of its daily “soup get-together.” Beyond that, the pantry operates a furniture store, a second-hand clothes shop, a launderette, and shower facilities.
Perishable food has to be refrigerated on the way to the food bank and before it is sold or prepared. “Thanks to Syntegon's donation, we are able to use new refrigerators and refrigerated trucks for this purpose,” says Karin Coffey, who manages the food bank in Crailsheim. Stephan März adds, “The Syntegon Group provides packaging machines not only to the pharmaceutical industry; but also to the food industry. That’s why helping to keep people fed is a cause near and dear to our hearts.”
The Crailsheim pantry has been furnishing food and drugstore items to disadvantaged people since late 2005. These goods are donated by supermarkets, bakeries, and drugstores in the greater Crailsheim region. The food bank is financed exclusively by donations and income from its store. Syntegon had already supported the food bank financially in the previous year.