Hertfordshire coronavirus hero has fed millions of vulnerable children

An Amazon employee from Hertfordshire has been nominated as a Covid community hero.

Anthony Gow, who works at the fulfilment centre in Hemel Hempstead, was nominated for a Box Star award for his efforts in helping to provide vulnerable children with food.

The award is part of a UK-wide competition seeking to recognise and reward community heroes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anthony was nominated by his colleagues for his fantastic work as part of this scheme called, Amazon’s support of Magic breakfast.

Magic Breakfast provides healthy school breakfasts to children in disadvantaged areas of the UK to combat food poverty as a barrier to education. When schools shut earlier this year due to COVID-19, Amazon worked with Magic Breakfast to deliver food parcels directly to the doorsteps of thousands of children around the UK.

Anthony Gow
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To date, Amazon has delivered two million “magic breakfasts” to vulnerable children across the UK this year and will expand its partnership to continue to deliver healthy breakfasts to children at risk of hunger throughout the rest of the school year and school holidays.

Anthony said: “It’s a great feeling to be nominated for a Box Star award and I’d like to thank my colleagues for this recognition. I’m really passionate about Amazon’s partnership with Magic Breakfast because my mum was a teacher and we as a family know first-hand how much programmes like this mean to children across the country.”

Mark Keeney, Site Leader at Amazon in Hemel Hempstead, added: “Anthony is an inspiration to us all at Amazon in Hemel Hempstead and we’re all really proud of his work on our Magic Breakfast partnership.”

For more information on how Amazon is supporting the UK during COVID-19, click here.

HertsLive – Hemel Hempstead