The Swedish electric performance car brand Polestar Today, (Thursday, 11th March) will be delivering boxes containing more than 2,000 meals to FareShare Merseyside in Speke, who are supporting members of the community facing challenges due to the pandemic.
A fleet of four Polestar 2 electric vehicles will be helping to deliver hundreds of food boxes donated by celebrities, media and Polestar staff from the North West and across the UK.
Jonathan Goodman, CEO of Polestar UK said:
“Our local team in the North West wanted to do something constructive during lockdown – to give something back to the community in which they live and work. They came up with the idea of the Polestar No Waste of Space boxes, which motoring journalists and Polestar’s 140 UK staff have filled with non-perishable goods for FareShare to distribute. We at Polestar have then matched the donations kilo for kilo and are helping to deliver them. And it is not a one-off project, either. We are determined to step up to our responsibilities to the wider society in which we operate so we will be supporting local projects everywhere that we operate, in Merseyside and beyond.”
Polestar is the independent Swedish premium electric performance car brand founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding. Established in 2017, Polestar produces two electric performance cars. The Polestar 1 is a low-volume electric performance hybrid GT with a carbon fibre body, 609 hp, 1,000 Nm and an electric-only range of 77 miles (WLTP) – the longest of any hybrid car in the world.
FareShare Merseyside redistributes surplus food to over 219 charities and community groups working with vulnerable people across Merseyside and is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste.