Today, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall thanked staff at Asda for all they have done to keep the country’s vital food supplies moving throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
Since lockdown began in March, Asda's Bristol Distribution Centre has made over 12,500 deliveries to stores across South West England with the 700 depot staff members working tirelessly to cope with the increased demand. This has meant changing shift patterns, postponing holidays, and making overnight deliveries to ensure extra food supplies reach stores for the following day.
Their Royal Highnesses heard about the work Asda have been doing with two charities, who fight hunger and food poverty. Asda’s donations have provided thousands of vulnerable people with access to fresh and healthy food.
Later, The Prince and The Duchess visited Turnbull & Asser, a shirt company who converted their entire production line to making scrubs for the NHS, during the early stages of the pandemic. Furthermore, the company decided to open-source their knowledge and learnings by sharing their production know-how and supplier contacts, in the hope that it would inspire and enable others to contribute to the cause.