Panasonic has launched its Microwave Pay-Back Project, in order to pay a little back to operators, as well as the community.
In conjunction with its service partner, the Marren Group, and FoodCycle, a community-based project that aims to reduce food waste and food poverty, the company is offering £200 off the purchase price to the first 200 people to buy a commercial NE1856 microwave oven before 31 October 2013.
Panasonic will arrange for the operators' old commercial microwaves, regardless of make or condition, and saving them the cost of disposal, to be sent to Marren, who will then renovate and safety-check the ovens before redistributing them to FoodCycle for use in its volunteer-run community kitchens, in time for this winter.
Kelvin Cheung, chief executive officer of FoodCycle, added: "We are very appreciative to be the recipients of such a generous donation by Panasonic. These microwaves will really help our cause as commercial equipment is something we always struggle to source for our projects. A contribution like this will make it easier for us to create more healthy meals for vulnerable people this winter."