Essentials for the vulnerable
MUSSELBURGH retailer Dan Brown and the team at Nisa Pinkie Farm have come up with their own ‘essentials’ solution to support vulnerable members of their community.
The store is now offering ‘essentials kits’ aimed at vulnerable customers and those who are self isolating.
The kits, which cost £25, comprse a range of key items including milk, eggs, bacon, a steak pie, fruits and vegetables, a multipack of crisps and some sweet treats.
Shoppers who wish to purchaser a kit can order via email and delivieries are made by store staff, free of charge.
Launched on social media last month, the packs were well received by the community, with more than 100 orders in the first 24 hours.
Dan Brown commented: “The contents of the kits are aimed at feeding two to three people and are compiled of the products we have been asked for regularly over the last week or so.
“Initially the kits can’t be altered or added to, as this will significantly decrease the number of people we’ll be able to help with the resources we have.
“We will however be looking to expand our capabilites over the coming weeks to allow customers to order products more freely.
“The key focus was to ensure that those who really needed the help were getting it.
“We knew a lot of vulnerable people were unable to source any groceries at all and they are the people we are prioritising,” he said.
Matthew Howie, retail development manager at Nisa, praised the team at Pinkie Farm.
“Dan continues to come up with solutions to help those living in his community and he deserves a huge amount of praise for what he and his team are doing on daily basis, during this very difficult time.