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Retailer, consumer goods manufacturer to provide 50,000 Hygiene Packs for vulnerable Australians

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50,000 Hygiene packs will go to Meals on Wheels, a not-for-profit organisation providing essential health and wellbeing services to vulnerable and older Australians, thanks to the partnership of consumer goods company Reckit Benckiser (RB) and retailer Woolworths.

Both RB and Woolworths have been key supporters of Meals on Wheels – particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic – and will now work together to help ensure the iconic service’s customers continue to have access to high quality disinfectant products for the home.

The new joint partnership will involve an in-store activation at Woolworths that will see shopper purchases of products from RB’s leading disinfectant brands  Glen 20 and Pine O Cleen, trigger donations of up to 50,000 Hygiene Packs.

Sharyn Broer, President of Meals on Wheels Australia, said: “The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine may be underway but hygiene at home continues to be incredibly important, especially for vulnerable Australians.

“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.”

Saurabh Jain, Marketing Director at RB Hygiene ANZ, said: “As the fight against COVID-19 goes on, we are proud to be continuing our support of Meals on Wheels. 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,” Jain said.

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,” he said.

Distribution of the Hygiene Packs will commence from late April with Woolworths working closely with Meals on Wheels to enable its volunteers to access the packs for their customers locally via unique, pre-loaded Everyday Rewards cards. Once collected, volunteers will then supply the Hygiene Packs to customers as part of their usual meal deliveries and social and wellbeing checks.

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