Food Bank Storage Boxes and Shelving
Food banks have seen unprecedented demand in recent years. A series of societal challenges have seen more families than ever call on the services of food banks, putting them under tremendous strain. Despite that strain, food banks have risen to the challenge.
And it is a challenge. To efficiently manage food to maximise its reach and minimise waste while being manageable for volunteers takes careful organisation.
Plastic containers can offer amazing value to food banks. They enable staff to pick, pack and manage food quickly. They can also help organize shelves and allow food parcels to be packed efficiently.
Plastor appreciates the work food banks do. That’s why we are offering a 10% discount off product list prices to all food banks and Trussell Trust members.
Attached Lid Containers
Attached lid containers come in a range of shapes and sizes and can work exceptionally well for food banks. Robust construction allows the safe storage of perishable or delicate items or heavier tins. Their light weight makes them easy to move and they can be colour coded for better organisation. Many supermarkets use large attached lids containers to collect the generous food bank donations from their customers.
Attached lid containers are manufactured from high strength plastic or recycled materials. They are designed to be robust, flexible and to be handled constantly. The lids are hinged and can fold out of the way when empty so the container can nest or fold over to protect the contents and be safely stacked.
Attached lid containers are standard Euro sizes and can stack safely to fit onto pallets or wheeled dollies for efficient storage and movement.
Supermarket crates are another container that works for food banks. These are the vented stacking and nesting crates you see in supermarkets or when they deliver to your home. They are strong, robust and come in many sizes and colours. They could serve their intended purpose as well for a food bank as for a supermarket.
Supermarket crates can nest when empty for efficient storage and stack when full for safety. They are constructed of food grade plastic and can be labelled or colour coded to help with organisation. Each crate also has convenient carry handles at either end for safe transport.
Supermarket crates come in a range of colours and sizes. They are cheap, light and tough and can be used to store or collect food. Ideal for busy food banks.
Folding crates are ideal when storage space is at a premium. They stack when full or empty and can be completely collapsed using an innovative mechanism. These crates are very safe to use thanks to a smart locking mechanism that locks the sides in place when in use and can be quickly unlocked so the crate can be stored flat.
Folding crates are very popular in logistics and could benefit food banks too. They are often used in harvesting or food transport and have proven their worth over many years.
Each crate is constructed of tough food grade plastic and comes in a range of sizes and colours to suit any use. Each container has a convenient handle at either end and is light enough to be easily carried.
Open fronted Euro containers are ideal for picking and packing. They are used extensively in retail, manufacturing and industry to house components or goods ready for dispatch or use. They work exceptionally well in food banks too.
Open fronted Euro containers are standard containers with an open front to allow picking. Some containers can come with an optional front section to close the front and a lid to protect its contents. Containers can also be stacked for efficiency and moved safely thanks to ergonomic carry handles.
Open fronted Euro containers come in a range of sizes and colours to help organise goods. They are light, robust and designed to make picking simple. The ability to clearly label each container means there is no limit to how they can be used.
Open Fronted Euro Containers
Other Popular Product Ranges for Food Banks Include...
Dollies and Trolleys
Dollies and Trolleys are ideal for transporting containers and heavier items such as tins or sacks around the food bank. They reduce labour and make it safe for volunteers to handle heavy goods.
Mobile trucks can also be incredibly useful when transporting heavier items. Trucks have dolly wheels attached to the base and are often used for transporting heavier or loose items. They’re great for collecting donations too!
There is nothing like efficient shelving to organize a space. If that shelving can work alongside plastic containers to maximise the use of space, make picking easier and improve the working environment, all the better.
Remember, Plastor wants to show its appreciation of all your hard work by offering a 10% discount off product list prices to all food banks and Trussell Trust members! Please mention this offer when placing your order or enquiry.