Leading consumer goods company, Reckitt Benckiser (RB), together with Australia’s largest retailer, Woolworths, have donated 50,000 Hygiene Packs to Meals on Wheels, a not-for-profit organisation that provides essential health and wellbeing services to vulnerable, older Australians.
Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo and Tottenham Meals on Wheels clients will share in 190 Hygiene Packs. The packs will be distributed by Meals on Wheels volunteers in each town.
Hygiene Packs are valued at $28 RRP, and include the following products: Glen 20 Surface Spray Disinfectant, Original, 300g; Pine O Cleen Wipes, Lemon, 120 pack; Pine O Cleen Multipurpose Spray, Apple, 750ml; Pine O Cleen Disinfectant Gel, Lemon, 400ml; and Woolworths ‘Bag for Good’ (re-usable green bag). Glen 20 Surface Spray Disinfectant which is listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) for effective use against the COVID-19 virus.
From 24 March until 4 May 2021, each purchase of Glen 20 or Pine O Cleen products from Woolworths triggered a donation to Meals on Wheels of Hygiene Packs.
“This is such a wonderful initiative,” Relieving Lachlan Home and Community Care (HACC) Coordinator Cath Cooper said.
“Our beautiful Meals on Wheels volunteers in Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo and Tottenham will deliver the Hygiene Packs to Meals on Wheels clients in the coming weeks. “On behalf of our HACC Meals on Wheels clients, I want to thank Reckitt Benckiser (RB), Woolworths and all those people who contributed to the cause.
“These packs will be of great use to our Meals on Wheels clients, especially in these challenging times.” Both RB and Woolworths have been key supporters of Meals on Wheels – particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic – and have worked together to help ensure the iconic service’s customers continue to have access to high quality disinfectant products for the home.
“The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine may be underway but hygiene at home continues to be incredibly important, especially for vulnerable Australians,” Sharyn Broer, President of Meals on Wheels Australia explained.
“These Hygiene Packs from RB and Woolworths will go a long way in helping to ensure our customers around the country can maintain a clean and healthy home and we are incredibly grateful for the support.”
“As the fight against COVID-19 goes on, we are proud to be continuing our support of Meals on Wheels,” Saurabh Jain, Marketing Director at RB Hygiene ANZ stated.
“We greatly admire their commitment to helping vulnerable, older Australians and are in awe of their ability to uphold the high standard of support they provide their customers, even in the midst of a global pandemic.
“Donating these Hygiene Packs is our humble attempt to extend our support to Meals on Wheels and help protect society’s most vulnerable. We hope that the donations make a positive difference to the community and ensure they have the access to disinfectant products they need to see them through this period.”
“Throughout the pandemic, the safety of our customers has been our number one priority,” Woolworths Merchandise Manager, Household and Pet, John Loader said.
“Building on the strong partnership Woolworths has with Meals on Wheels, the opportunity with RB will take our commitment to customer safety one step further, particularly for more elderly, vulnerable and isolated Australians.
“A little bit of good can go a long way and this is an easy way for customers to help support their fellow Australians simply by picking up cleaning products they would normally buy.”