As most of our head office team are able to work from home, we have suspended our deliveries of fresh fruit and have worked with Fruitful Office to donate our regular office fruit orders to our wonderful frontline NHS staff, who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe at this challenging time.
These extraordinary people of the community are serving on the frontline under extreme pressure to save lives. While the majority of the population are confined to their homes, these heroes are forsaking their own health and wellbeing, and putting others first.
As a socially responsible family business, we are incredibly proud to be a part of this scheme which provides NHS staff with the opportunity to eat healthily during their long hours at work, and to take fruit home to their families.
Take a look at the positive impact the scheme is having so far:
Week 1: Over 23,000 fruit portions were delivered to 11 NHS hospitals
Week 2:Over 36,000 fruit portions were delivered to 18 NHS hospitals
Week 3: Over 39,000 fruit portions were delivered to 18 NHS hospitals
Week 4: Over 40,000 fruit portions were delivered to 18 NHS hospitals
“This is to thank you for the fruit box we received today as part of the donation from your clients. We appreciate your effort to support each other during this pandemic. We hope you and your loved ones are well and health.” – East London Foundation NHS
“Thank you so much for persevering and donating to GSTT at this difficult time. The wellbeing team are ecstatic with the fruit and it will be put to good use.” Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital
“Firstly, I’d like to say a massive thank you for the fruit, it went a long way to boosting morale and spirits at these hard times. All of your support is hugely appreciated, thanks again.” – St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust