MAXUS Launches Festive Food Appeal

MAXUS Dealerships urges public and businesses alike to support local food banks ahead of difficult Christmas period

MAXUS UK has launched a special Christmas Food Appeal to support people in need this festive season – and Rygor MAXUS is taking part!

From 5th -18th December, over 30 participating MAXUS dealerships the length and breadth of the country will be aiding their local food bank in a bid to help people in need, particularly in the face of rising inflation and the cost-of-living crisis. If you’d like to get involved, Rygor’s sites are taking donations until Monday December 12th.

In support of the food appeal, MAXUS has committed to 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.”

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.

Participating MAXUS dealerships will be accepting food donations until the 18th December. Please contact your local MAXUS dealership for more information.

Those who wish to donate to the MAXUS Food Appeal 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