Arco, the safety company, is supporting local charity, EMS, by donating stock to help the charity in its mission to tackle food and fuel poverty in Yorkshire.
The partnership between Arco and EMS began in early 2020. Throughout the lockdown period, Darren Williamson, Arco’s Hygiene Product and Procurement Manager, delivered stock from Arco to EMS to ensure those in need received essential hygiene items. Arco has donated several pallets of hygiene products, including 1x pallet of shower gel sachets, 1x pallet of deodorants and 2x pallets of toothpaste, which EMS supplied to the local community.
Following the initial wave of donations, EMS reached out to Arco to see if it could help with Christmas boxes for vulnerable residents and community groups. As soon as COVID-19 guidelines permitted a socially distanced visit, John Pickles, EMS Community Growing Coordinator, visited Arco’s Waverley Street HQ to meet the team involved and collect the remaining pallets.
John, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to collect this kind donation from Arco. These hygiene products will be put into packs and distributed to people in Hull during the Christmas period. Arco helped us earlier in the year by providing items that were urgently needed during lockdown. We are delighted to be able to extend our partnership with them and we will ensure that these new products go to residents in Hull who need them most.”
Darren Williamson, Hygiene Category Manager at Arco, said: “Statistics have shown that over half of low-income families in the UK have struggled to pay for three or more basic essentials since the COVID-19 outbreak1. We’re grateful for the opportunity to take part in the circular economy and make a difference to those who need aid the most.”
[Nick Jackman – McOnie]