Walter Rose & Son’s ‘Paid Forward’ Meat Box Gifting Scheme Helps Families Across Wiltshire

Last month Walter Rose and Son launched a Meat Box gifting scheme to help those most in need at this difficult time.  The scheme has been extremely well received by generous donors and local charities distributing the food boxes to those in need.  The Devizes-based butchers have set-up the scheme, where customers can ‘forward pay’ and gift Essentials Meat Packs to be delivered to those who need them most.

The Essentials Meat Box, priced at £45 contains 12  Free Range Eggs, 500g Diced Pork, 8 Rashers of smoked back bacon, 8 Breakfast Sausages, 500g Beef Mince, 8 Faggots, a 1kg Boneless Pork Shoulder Joint, 4 6oz Beef Burgers and two pints of Berkley Farm Organic Cow’s Milk and is the best-selling meat box on the website at the moment.

Jack Cook, Director at Walter Rose said

“I have been truly humbled by the number of people and organisations who have supported the campaign so far to pay for thirty-nine boxes so far that we have packed and distributed to families all over Wiltshire.  It is great to be working with such wonderful charities and community groups to help families facing food poverty at this difficult time.”

Many families continue to struggle to secure delivery slots with supermarket home delivery services.  Walter Rose’s supply chain remains unaffected, enabling swift doorstep delivery, getting vital supplies to those who need them most.

Walter Rose & Son are appealing to those who can comfortably afford it and organisations helping vulnerable groups to purchase ‘paid-forward’ Essentials Meat Boxes online to be gifted and distributed by the butchers through contactless delivery across Wiltshire to families needing a helping hand at this difficult time.

Local business owners Rupert and Julia Middleton kindly bought ten Essentials Meat Boxes that have all been distributed to those who need them, they said

“It is great to be part of this. For Those of us lucky enough to isolate relatively easily it is good to have this very practical way to help others. Thank you, Walter Rose, for making it happen”.

Another twenty boxes have been purchased by the Spurgeon’s Children’s Charity to help families most in need of help in providing essential food and a further six have been bought by Home Start to help families with children under the age of five and last week a customer bought an extra box in the shop, that has also now been allocated to Heals of Malmesbury.

Walter Rose have also been working with chefs and Wiltshire Council to devise various cook-along videos to show recipients how best to cook the produce, creating delicious family meals.

Local charities Home Start, Spurgeons Children’s Trust, Julian’s House and HEALS of Malmesbury have also benefited from gifted Essentials Meat Boxes.

To help Walter Rose help more families in the community, please forward-purchase an Essentials Meat Box on the link below:

Wiltshire Council are backing the scheme and Andrew Jack, Community Engagement Manager for Devizes concluded

“Colleagues from Wiltshire Council and I are in touch with the 500+ groups that are working right now to support local communities and help provide essential food and provisions to residents having to stay at home.  Between us, we can help to make sure these really useful boxes of supplies reach the families that need them the most and help to keep people going at this difficult time.”

Walter Rose continue to offer free delivery to customers all over the south of the UK and offer a completely contactless transaction.

The new website has been developed exclusively to manage the surge of orders during the Covid-19 pandemic to cope with unprecedented demand for efficient contactless delivery now the country is in lockdown.