Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions has donated three brand-new refrigerated delivery vans to help charity partner FareShare continue deliveries of vital food supplies.
The vans have been supplied to FareShare’s East Anglia and Merseyside Regional Centres as part of Hitachi Capital’s ongoing support for the food charity.
The leasing and fleet management specialist is providing free use of the vans and covering their maintenance costs for the charity over the next four years.
The vehicles are now on the road five days a week, delivering surplus food supplies to vulnerable people through the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath.
Lindsay Boswell, FareShare chief executive, said: “Thanks to the vital support of partners like Hitachi Capital, FareShare has been able to massively ramp up the amount of food we get to those most in need through the Covid-19 crisis.
“But as we enter a period of recession, we know the hard work is far from over – which is why the donation of these vans from Hitachi Capital will be so important in the difficult months and years to come. We are grateful for their continued support, especially now at this critical time.”
Hitachi Capital partnered with FareShare in 2018. Since then, staff have volunteered more than 868 hours in FareShare’s London, Leeds and Birmingham warehouses, helping sort, pack and deliver food to FareShare’s network of frontline charities and community groups. The company has also made more than £100,000 in financial donations which has increased FareShare’s capacity across its network to accept and redistribute more nutritious surplus food to those who need it most.
Jon Lawes, managing director, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, said: “At Hitachi Capital we’re passionate about making a positive difference to society and providing delivery vans to FareShare is another step forward in our partnership as we help them tackle hunger and food waste across the UK.”