Work from home heroes need a reward - South Catering launch a healthy snack box delivery scheme

Once you get past the novelty of wearing pyjama bottoms on Zoom calls and watching Tiger King on your lunch break, working from home can have serious effect on our mental wellbeing.

One in three people are likely to struggle with periods of loneliness, depression and anxiety while working from home. With much of the world on lockdown, many members of staff are likely to feel isolated and forgotten about, missing out on the usual perks and team activities from a pre-pandemic era.

South Catering, provider of high-end food for the workplace, has embraced the need to pivot during uncertain times, and has launched WellBox; a rather brilliant business idea allowing employers to reward staff working from home with assorted boxes of healthy snack boxes, delivered straight to their door.

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There are three types of WellBox to choose from, all packed with healthy snacks to get you through the home working day

With many companies deferring their workforces’ return to the workplace until the end of the year, the WellBox range has been designed to boost employee morale and energy, and of course improve productivity, for individuals working from home.

“Companies across the UK are facing unprecedented challenges without any sort of ‘how-to manual’,” says South Catering Director Justin Gilchrist. “We knew we had to move quickly to help employers support their workforce working from home.

“Our research has shown that large employers, especially within the service sector are struggling to maintain a sense of normality during this period of disruption and uncertainty. Our WellBox range of curated snacks and responsibly-sourced coffee are designed to do just that, enabling employers to stay connected to their teams while providing fuel and healthy sustenance snacks ordinarily available in the workplace. This will offer a sense of business-as-usual in showing them that they are valued, connected and appreciated.”

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South Catering owner Justin Gilchrist with a WellBox

South Catering (South) was originally launched in 2006 and supplies companies around Greater Manchester and Cheshire with hot breakfasts and cold food such as sandwiches, salads, desserts and lunchboxes for meetings, training, events and away days. They also manage the catering logistics for large corporate events making sure everyone is fed and watered. 

With a reputation for utilising technology often off limits to small businesses, South soon grew to a team of 30 people, eventually beating several pure ecommerce companies to win Online Business of the Year. 

With much of their client base now working from home, South took the decision to offer this new service to supply their clients where ever they happened to be. All companies need to do is to set a budget and employees can quickly and easily directly sign-up to receive their snack boxes, directly to their home address in a contactless transaction, pre-paid by the employer.  

Wellbox members can choose from three Work-from-Home snack boxes:

WellBox - Refuel

15 Items including a selection of bars, popcorn, snacks, dried fruit and trial mix

WellBox - Sustain

25 items including a selection of bars, popcorn, snacks, crackers, dried fruit, beef jerky, nuts and trail mix

WellBox – Recharge

12 items including a selection of bars, popcorn, snacks and trial mix and a 200g pack or responsibly sourced coffee

All boxes can be customised to accommodate gluten free, Halal, dairy free or vegan dietary requirements.

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One lucky reader can win a month's supply of healthy snacks

What’s more, WellBox also give back to your community by partnering with local homeless shelters and food banks such as Lifeshare and Barnabus. Purchasing any of the boxes in the range also means that one meal is donated to a vulnerable person in the local community most affected by COVID-19. In addition, employers can give back to the community and ‘forward-pay’ boxes to be donated to their local food bank as part of their budget.

Businesses can also give employees the option to donate their entire box to NHS frontline staff through South Catering’s partnerships with various NHS support charities.

For more information on WellBox, please visit southcatering.co.uk/wellbox


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