Irthlingborough firm pledges to do its bit during coronavirus crisis

Whitworths is supplying NHS staff and key workers with free healthy snacking and recipe bundles

By Stephanie Weaver
Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 6:00 am

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.

Whitworths are doing their bit to help out during the coronavirus crisis

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.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper when you do your weekly shop.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Thank you