Bosses at an Irthlingborough firm have pledged to join the fight against coronavirus by supplying NHS staff and key workers with free healthy snacking and recipe bundles.
For more than 130 years Whitworths has supplied dried fruit, nuts and seeds to the country’s retail industry including all supermarkets.
After seeing the heroic efforts of hospital workers and frontline NHS staff, the team at Whitworths which is based in Wellingborough Road, Irthlingborough, wanted to help in any way they could.
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Jessica Horton, digital marketing executive at Whitworths, said: “We’ve already started creating and sending healthy snacking and recipe bundles to NHS staff and other key workers around the country.
“Dried fruit and nuts are a great source of vital nutrients, important for energy and immunity and gives you a quick energy boost.”
Whitworths has pledged four commitments to ensure they live up to their promise at a time when it’s most needed to put health and nutrition in the spotlight.
As well as helping the frontline heroes, Whitworths are pledging to help in the kitchen, help with the kids and help the community.
Jessica added: “We know many households already have cupboards full of natural healthy long life ingredients like lentils, cous cous and bulgur wheat but may not know how to use them so we’ve asked some of our favourite foodies to share their simple recipe ideas with us using these super ingredients.
"These will be available on our website.
“Teaching our kids how to cook has always been a great family activity and we will be creating a series of fun videos for parents, carers and children to learn about food, nutrition and how to make great things in the kitchen together.
“To help the community, every day for the next month we will visit somewhere or someone to provide food which will make a huge difference.
"It could be the elderly, a food bank or a school, which has stayed open for key workers.
"People can contact us via our website and social media channels.”
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