Maxus eDelivers to those in need
DRAYTON MOTORS MAXUS LAUNCHES MAXUS FOOD APPEAL
MAXUS Dealership urges Louth community and businesses alike to support local food banks ahead of difficult Christmas period
Drayton Motors Maxus is donating a MAXUS e DELIVER 9 for use to not one, but THREE foodbanks, located in Louth this December. Drayton Motors will be joining forces with Laceyfield Food Bank, Trinity Centre Food Bank and Lighthouse Food Bank.
The all-electric van will ensure that the food banks will be able to make deliveries to those in need for Christmas in the Louth area, in the most sustainable way possible. This is all part of MAXUS’ national Christmas food bank appeal, which sees its dealers from across the UK aiding local food banks in a bid to help people in need, particularly in the face of rising inflation and the cost-of-living crisis.
A recent survey1 found that 93% of food banks in the UK have reported an increase or significant increase in the need for their services since the start of 2022 and 80% have struggled with food supply issues.
From 5th -18th December, over 30 participating MAXUS dealerships the length and breadth of the country will be taking part in the MAXUS Food Appeal. MAXUS is supporting the campaign by providing 32 specially liveried eDELIVER 9 electric vans to participating dealerships. The zero emission vans will be used to deliver food donations in the lead up to Christmas.
Mark Barrett, General Manager of Harris MAXUS said: “Foodbanks provide emergency food and support to families and individuals who find themselves in financial crisis. They rely heavily upon donations, particularly during the festive period. This year, the number of people depending on their local food bank has increased dramatically due to the rising cost of living. In response, we are calling on local residents, customers and neighbouring businesses to donate to their local food bank this December as part of the MAXUS Food Appeal. Together we can make a difference - all donations are welcome however big or small.”
Neil Cameron, Maxus Sales Manager at Drayton Motors said: “Food poverty is with us all year round but at this time of year, it’s so much harder for many individuals and it’s a growing problem because of the cost-of-living crisis. We want to do our bit to help the most vulnerable in our community, especially in the lead up to Christmas. The 3 charities we are supporting do amazing work on tight budgets and stretched staffing levels, so we are delighted to be able to help their operation in this way.”
To get involved in this campaign, please contact your local MAXUS dealership for more information.
Those who wish to donate to their local food banks are asked to supply long-life non-perishable food items, such as, pastas, rice, noodles, tinned fruit and veg, jars of sauce, jams, powdered soup, cereals, lentils, beans, pulses, tea, coffee and tinned meat. Christmas biscuit tins, puddings and children’s selection boxes will also be accepted, as well was non-food items such as toiletries and hygiene products.
1 Independent Food Aid Network UK (Ifan UK) Survey, October 2022