UK based tempeh brand, Better Nature has announced that it would send a total of 75 tempeh care packs to nominees in order to do their bit in helping the ones in need.
Better Nature launched a 4-week UK-wide initiative on March 17 to help support people struggling in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Through an Instagram post, the brand announced that it would send 15 free Tempeh Care Packs per week to those who are “in self-isolation, unwell or have been significantly impacted otherwise.”
Each pack worth up to £16 includes four tempeh products, a card with recycling and recipe tips as well as a handwritten, personalized note from Better Nature and the person that nominated them. Each pack contains enough tempeh for eight meals and each packet of tempeh can last for at least 10 days.
Nominations for care packs
Better Nature asked its followers to nominate anyone including themselves if they were significantly impacted by the recent events and would benefit from a tempeh delivery.
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Sharing is caring – We’re giving out tempeh care packs ❤️ . Hey friends, we hope you are all doing okay. In times like these, as always, it’s important to spread kindness (not germs), show compassion, support each other, pull together and share what we have. Finding joy in the small things and coming up with ways to keep our spirits high don’t hurt either. Now that we all need to practice social distancing & stay at home as much as possible, we wanted come up with a way to support and cheer up you lovely lot. So, for the next five weeks we’ll be sending out 15 tasty tempeh care packs a week to those of you that need it ?. . If you know someone in the UK who is having to self-isolate or has been affected significantly by recent events and would benefit from a tempeh delivery, please fill in the short form in our bio to let us know so we can send a pack over to them. These care packs are meant for people who are self-isolating, unwell or have been impacted otherwise. Of course if you fit this criteria please do nominate yourself – we'd love to stock you up on some delicious tempeh. We will be opening up the form every Monday (announced on here) and it will be first come first served to distribute the 15 care packs for that week. First round is open for nominations now! All that we ask is that no one submits more than 3 applications per week (even for different people), just so that we can share the tempeh love as widely as possible. . We hope that these tempeh care packs manage to bring some joy, inspire people to cook up a storm in the kitchen and make staying at home a bit more enjoyable, nourishing and delicious. Sending all our love to you all ❤️. . P.S. In addition to filling in the form, remember to keep washing your hands for 20 seconds at every turn, stay at home as much as possible, avoid any unnecessary social contact, always cover your mouth when coughing and follow the guidelines of WHO. And give yourself a break from the news, too – it's so important to take care not only of your physical but mental health. This too shall pass, and we will do whatever we can to help you get by in the meantime ❤️.
By the 2nd week, the brand announced that they allocated 26 care packs and had 49 remaining to give out.
“We want to inspire consumers to eat more vegan and now is the best time to experiment with new foods while at home. With all of the negative news, the world needs some positive news, so we hope to spread kindness and happiness with those that need it most now. We are looking to help those in isolation due to the Corona Virus specifically in their time of need,” said CEO & Co-Founder Christopher Kong.
Now, in their 3rd week, the tempeh brand is looking for nominations of anyone in mainland UK who might benefit from the care pack.
The company added that they had “already received some super lovely emails from people regarding the care packs,” and were happy with being able to help others in these trying times.
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Who needs a tempeh care pack?❤️ . We continue to send out tempeh care packs to people who need them so please let us know who needs one! Thank you to everyone who has already nominated someone – we're so happy that we've been able to help in some small way ?❤️ . If you know someone in the Mainland UK who has been affected significantly by recent events and would benefit from a tempeh delivery, please fill in the short form (link below) so we can send a pack over to them. These care packs are meant for people who are in self-isolation, unwell or have been significantly impacted otherwise. Of course if you fit this criteria please do nominate yourself – we'd be happy to send some tempeh love your way! We’re applying first come first served principle to distribute the care packs (in total we're sending out 75 tempeh care packs). All that we ask is that no one submits more than three applications (even for different people), just so that we can share the tempeh love as widely as possible. . Form to nominate someone for a care pack (copy paste the link your browser). . https://forms.gle/X7Y11AiCo8KrdgRz7 . We hope that these tempeh care packs will help bring some joy in these unsettling times. We’ve already received some super lovely emails from people regarding the care packs, and we can’t even express how much the lovely messages mean to us. ❤️. . Stay safe, take care x . . . . . . . . . . . . #kindnessiscontagious #kindnessmatters #bekind #kindness #sharingiscaring #coronavirus #coronaoutbreak #compassion #plantbasedfood #veganprotein #veganfood #healthyfood #wholesome #plantbasedeating #nourishment #easyvegan #vegancooking #poweredbyplants #tempeh #plantprotein #plantbaseddiet #protein #wellness #nutrition
‘Spread joy and positivity’
Commenting on the current situation and the initiative, Elin Roberts, Co-Founder and Head of Marketing at Better Nature said: “At Better Nature we’re all devastated by the impact Coronavirus has had on so many members of society. Beyond the fear of the virus itself has come the economic impact. Many are suffering from increased anxiety about where or how they might get their next meal, which hasn’t been helped by all the panic buying.
“We want to do what we can and spread some much-needed joy and positivity by providing people with a nutritious and easy-to-cook protein source to help cheer them up. Our Tempeh Care Packs will give them some inspiration in the kitchen, perhaps teaching them something new as well as keeping them nourished during this difficult time.
“We have been so touched by people’s stories and struggles and are so happy we can help them in some small way. We’ve already received some feedback for the packs, with people saying they can’t even explain the happiness it’s brought them and that it gives them hope in a future that currently feels so uncertain.”
Apart from the care packs, Better Nature will also partner with freelancers struggling to find work to offer virtual mindfulness, breathing and exercise classes on their Instagram page @betternature_ as well as a 10% discount code TAKEADEEPBREATH for their online store.
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