Quilton is set to donate ONE MILLION toilet paper rolls to struggling Australians to cope with soaring demand amid the coronavirus crisis
- Quilton will donate one million toilet paper rolls to struggling Australians
- The manufacturing brand will team up with charities around the country
- They will ensure the toilet papers get delivered to the elderly and the vulnerable
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Quilton will donate one million toilet paper rolls to struggling Australians to cope with the increasing demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The toilet paper manufacturer will team up with charities to ensure the rolls get delivered to those most in need, including the elderly and vulnerable people after many shoppers faced a shortage amid the panic-buying chaos at supermarkets.
‘Charity begins at home. That’s why Quilton are donating 1,000,000 rolls of toilet paper to those Australians who need it most,’ the brand said.
‘We are working with a number of registered charities to achieve this. They will be the ones making sure the donated rolls end up where they are supposed to.’
Manufacturer Quilton will donate one million rolls to struggling Australians who need it most
The Australian brand will team up with charities around the country to ensure the toilet papers get delivered to the elderly and the vulnerable
The donation comes after thousands struggled to get their hands on toilet paper after worried shoppers stripped supermarket shelves bare in fear of a lockdown.
Supermarkets have since imposed strict rationing measures on essential items, including toilet paper, in a bid to curb COVID-19 panic buying.
IGA Broadford in country Australia took one step further by announcing it will now check IDs of every shopper to prove they are locals in a desperate attempt to crack down on panic buyers.
In recent weeks, many shoppers have been sharing heartbreaking stories and pictures on social media to show the tragic insight into the impact panic-buying is having on older Australians.
A photo of an elderly man staring at an empty shelf of bread at IGA offers a tragic insight into the impact coronavirus panic-buying is having on older Australians
A man pictured standing in front of an empty toilet paper aisle last week after panic buyers stripped supermarket shelves bare due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Last week, Sydney DJ Helena Ellis shared a photo of a dejected elderly man staring at an empty shelf of bread at IGA on Facebook – as she urged people to consider the elderly before they stockpile.
While visiting a south Hurstville IGA in Sydney’s south, Ms Ellis came across the man who standing with an ’empty trolley staring at empty shelves’.
‘My heart broke. I had gotten the last two hot dog bun packs and gave him one out of my trolley, I said “At least it’s still bread” and he laughed and thanked me. I felt that was the least I could have done for him,’ she said.
‘If you see an old person, please stop and ask if they need anything. Stop and give them something from your trolley that is no longer on the shelves that you could easily come back and get tomorrow.
‘Who knows where they came from or how long it took them to get to the shops, only to get there and find empty shelves. In a time of complete and utter maddens and chaos, please don’t forget to look out for each other and look out for those who need it most. Don’t be consumed by greed.’