Drayton Maxus takes to the road for essential food bank deliveries

14 Posted: 14th Dec 2022
Drayton Maxus takes to the road for essential food bank deliveries
  • The fully electric Maxus eDeliver 9, crewed by Neil and John at Drayton Motors, has come to the aid of people in need in the Louth community, delivering essential food bank supplies.

    First stop was Morrison’s store in Louth to meet Claire Lonsdale, Community Champion of Morrison’s Louth. Our trusty team loaded the van up with very generous food donations. Morrison’s store in Louth supports the 3 Food Bank charities: Lighthouse, Trinity and Laceyfield.

    Once all loaded with help of Morrisons store manager Jason, it was time to hit the road for the first essential stop - Lighthouse Food Bank. The beneficiaries gratefully received one of the many food parcels unloaded.

    Then, off to meet Garron Edwards of the Trinity Centre, who was delighted to receive such a huge variety of food and drink. Garron and the amazing team at the Trinity Centre will be preparing over 55 Christmas hampers for local residents in need this Christmas.

    Last stop was Laceyfield School and Food bank, where a warm welcome awaited (despite the exceptionally cold day) from volunteers Rachel and Kelly. They were delighted to receive the kindly-donated food parcels Morrison’s. The pair were very impressed with the Maxus eDeliver 9, which has now been nick-named ‘The Flash Van’, down to its lightning-electric performance and making the much needed deliveries with zero emissions at all.

  • Neil Cameron, Maxus Sales Manager at Drayton Motors, commented: “My trusty helper, John Davy, and I have seen first-hand the work these amazing volunteers do to support people who are less fortunate than so many of us.
    We’ve seen that food poverty is a real problem, which doesn’t discriminate against age or social group. We met such a cross-section of local people who needed help, or just needed a hot cuppa, biscuit and some company in a warm, lit building. It’s been a humbling morning doing 'our bit', with everybody we met so appreciative of our help.
    We have agreed the same collection and delivery run on Wednesday 21st December and then, on Christmas Eve, John and I have agreed to collect ‘the main event’ supermarket donations from 4.00pm as the food stores close. We have agreed in principle to continue the food bank collections and deliveries through January, when we suspect there will be an even greater reliance for the local the Food Banks.”


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