Frontline workers took home some much needed protein in the form of a donation from New Zealand King Salmon during lockdown.

“It’s just a small way of thanking those in our communities who have selflessly committed themselves to minimising the impact of Covid-19 for the benefit of the rest of us, which we are extremely grateful for,” says New Zealand King Salmon CEO Grant Rosewarne.

King salmon portions were delivered to over 500 workers at Nelson Hospital and Wairau Hospital in Blenheim, health workers on the Covid-19 testing stations in Blenheim and Nelson, St John staff in Blenheim and Nelson and Nelson Tasman Hospice staff.

Each delivery box carried a simple message: `Thank you for being an essential worker in our community. From the team at NZKS’.

“I had a number of our team members contact me wanting to show their appreciation for those who are on the frontline. They are aware of the commitment being made as we have over 300 staff working in our processing plant, hatcheries and farms during the lockdown,” says Mr Rosewarne.

“I want to acknowledge the outstanding work they are doing for us as an essential service during this unprecedented time.”

“It’s all about us caring for those in our community and supporting them where we can.”

The donations were part of New Zealand King Salmon’s commitment to the communities and the environment in which the company operates. In addition to regular salmon product donations, over $150,000 is given annually to a range of environmental organisations, schools, charities throughout the Top of the South.