Giant firm's homeless food support
THEY are one of the world's biggest companies.
But internet giant Amazon are showing charity starts a little bit closer to home.
For the past two months staff at the company's fulfilment centre in Jersey Marine have been making food donations to the city's homeless and vulnerable people's charity, the Cyrenians.
The goods from the weekly collections — which are expected to be an ongoing arrangement — are then distributed to various charities throughout the city, giving help to those who need it most.
The Cyrenians marketing and partnership manager Polly Stone said: "We are collecting pallets of food stuffs and goods which are approaching their best before dates.
"They approached us and asked us if we could use the goods.
''They are then being distributed to between 15 and 20 other organisations in the city.
"We are currently using a temporary site for the goods and would be very interested if anyone could offer us any permanent options so we can continue with this. We are extremely grateful and cannot thank them enough for their generosity.
"This will make a very real difference to people's lives.
"It has gone really well so far, and it hope it will continue to go from strength to strength."
Last month the company announced it would be taking on 1,500 people to help meet customer demand over the festive period.
Nicola Sweeney, general manager at the centre, said: "Associates at the Swansea Bay fulfilment centre vote each month to support local charities with donations. Given we are the UK fulfilment centre specialising in grocery, making regular donations of foodstuffs to the Cyrenians seems like the perfect chance for us to help a great, local cause."
A spokeswoman for Amazon added: "The first donation to the Cyrenians was made at the beginning of September and further weekly donations have since taken place.
"The site expects to continue making weekly donations," she added.