Woolworths and Glen 20 are once again partnering with not-for-profit organisation, Meals on Wheels, in an initiative that builds on two years of work throughout the pandemic.

The three parties are hoping to help Can Loneliness and Create Connection for thousands of vulnerable Australians, by raising awareness of Australians’ desire to connect, and do so comfortably, through a donation of 100,000 cans of Glen 20 (worth $900,000 RRP) to Meals on Wheels recipients and volunteers.

Meals on Wheels Australia president, Sharyn Broer said entering year three of this partnership with Glen 20 demonstrates the companies’ commitment to driving true social change. “So many Australians have reconnected with their ‘new normal’ post-pandemic, however, for many vulnerable Aussies we know the idea of connecting with their communities comes with a little worry for their hygiene.”

She added: “As simple as it sounds, knowing that Glen 20 and Woolworths are behind Meals on Wheels’ mission to help deliver nutritious meals and welfare checks with peace of mind enables the kind of meaningful connection that benefits our customers’ wellbeing. Our community has seen first-hand how important it is to stay connected to the people around you – whether it’s a phone call, a friendly wave from the street or a hot meal delivered to your doorstep with a smile and chat.”

Reckitt Hygiene Australia and New Zealand head of sustainability and purpose, Danielle Byrne believes Glen 20 is positioned to help create moments of connection thanks to over half a century’s experience providing hygienic environments for Australian families.

“Our research shows that over 73% of Australians feel more confident to connect with others in a hygienic home environment, so we at Glen 20 are proud to be continuing our support of Meals on Wheels for the third year in a row. Through this partnership, Glen 20 is ensuring a hygienic environment to give vulnerable people the peace of mind to reconnect socially in their homes.”    

Woolworths personal and household care merchandise manager, John Loader said, “After the success of working with Glen 20 and Meals on Wheels last year to get 50,000 hygiene kits into the hands of vulnerable Australians, we’re so pleased to continue providing reassurance to vulnerable Australians in an even bigger way this year.

“Glen 20 research shows almost half (45%) of Australians agree that using a product such as Glen 20 gives greater peace of mind in the home when connecting with others, and as a house-hold name for so many Australians, we’re excited to help customers support a great cause to Can Loneliness and Create Connection.”