We couldn’t be prouder of our Logistics team for stepping up to help Wolverhampton
Council deliver thousands of food parcels to vulnerable people across the city.
7th Apr 2020
Partnering with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Marston’s helped to set up an emergency food distribution hub at a local leisure centre. Used to delivering to 13,000 outlets every week, our experts helped to plan the routes and manage the emergency deliveries, as well as providing motorised pallet trucks for the temporary distribution hub. On top of that, we donated thousands of toilet rolls to be included in the support parcels that would have typically been delivered to our pubs.
The efforts of hundreds of redeployed council workers, together with support from Marston’s, has enabled Wolverhampton to be one of the first places in the country to be able to get supplies to people who are shielded at home and have nobody else to turn to.
David Nijs, Director of Logistics, said: “The council asked Marston’s for our assistance and we dropped everything to help because we understood the importance of the extremely important task the council has undertaken. It is fantastic we were able to help.”
Councillor Ian Brookfield, leader of the City of Wolverhampton Council, said: “I am bowled over by the support from Marston’s and Wolves – two of our biggest and best local partners. The council could quite simply not have got this hub operational as quickly as we have without their support which has gone over and above. These are two companies which are part and parcel of the fabric of our city and when the call came to help, they stepped up to the mark. On behalf of the vulnerable people who are now benefitting from food parcels, I want to thank them for their amazing support.”
Wolverhampton Council praised the team in a piece for the Express & Star.