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Helping vulnerable Aussies keep clean and hygienic homes during COVID


25 March 2021 at 5:14 pm
Luke Michael
Thousands of Meals on Wheels customers across Australia are set to receive free hygiene packs  


Luke Michael | 25 March 2021 at 5:14 pm


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Helping vulnerable Aussies keep clean and hygienic homes during COVID
25 March 2021 at 5:14 pm

Thousands of Meals on Wheels customers across Australia are set to receive free hygiene packs  

Australians will be able to use their weekly supermarket trip to help provide hygiene packs to vulnerable people, thanks to a new partnership supporting Meals on Wheels.

With COVID-19 putting a strong focus on hygiene, especially for vulnerable groups, leading consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser (RB) and supermarket giant Woolworths are partnering to donate up to 50,000 Hygiene Packs to Meals on Wheels customers.

From 24 March until 4 May 2021, every Woolworths purchase of RB products Glen 20 or Pine O Cleen will trigger a donation that goes towards providing a hygiene pack to Meals on Wheels recipients across Australia.

These packs will include Glen 20 and Pine O Cleen disinfectant products, which the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) says is effective against the COVID-19 virus. 

Sharyn Broer, the president of Meals on Wheels Australia, thanked RB and Woolworths for their support.

“The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine may be underway but hygiene at home continues to be incredibly important, especially for vulnerable Australians,” Broer said.

“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, the marketing director at RB Hygiene ANZ, said the company was proud to partner with Meals on Wheels and support vulnerable people in the community.

“As the fight against COVID-19 goes on, we are proud to be continuing our support of Meals on Wheels,” Jain said.

“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.”

The hygiene packs will be supplied by Meals on Wheels volunteers to customers as part of their usual meal deliveries and social and wellbeing checks.


Luke Michael  |  Journalist  |  @luke_michael96

Luke Michael is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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