With the COVID-19 crisis meaning that people have to work from home, City Pantry has created Pantry Packages – food parcels that companies can order to be delivered to their employees’ doors.
According to a recent survey by the Institute of Employment Studies on the impact of working from home for a long period of time, 33% of workers said they are eating a less healthy diet, 60% are exercising less and 33% reported feelings of isolation and loneliness.
So, teaming with a number of food partners, City Pantry designed the Pantry Packages to help improve morale, maintain company culture and promote healthy habits to help boost mental health and increase engagement.
“With the coronavirus pandemic leading to all but essential workers having to work from home, it is perhaps unsurprising that employers and employees are in some cases struggling to adapt to the new working environment,” explains City Pantry MD Ben Carter.
“We have created these Pantry Packages to ensure employees can still feel connected – and for employers to help keep in touch with their People at this difficult and challenging time. Our Pantry Packages have been designed to give teams something special at home to brighten their day, while working to retain positive company culture during these challenging times.”
Employers can choose from a range of food options – including fresh veg boxes, meal-prep kits and sweet treat hampers. The service also gives businesses the opportunity to support providers including Dominique Ansel Bakery, Detox Kitchen, Spiers Salad and Sejuiced.