A WHOLEFOODS company in Elland has teamed up with a children’s museum to help inspire youngsters to pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Suma Foods has joined forces with Eureka! in Halifax to work on several projects – including installing a new outdoor play area at the museum, which will be launched later this year.
The museum already promotes exercise and health through the touring sports exhibition and its largest indoor gallery, Me and My Body.
Suma Foods spokesman Andrew Mackintosh said the partnership would introduce the company’s brand to the 250,000 children and families who visit the museum every year.
He said the firm, which aims to be environmentally-friendly, was already involved with community groups and not-for-profit organisations such as Treesponsibility and Calder Futures.
Mr Mackintosh said: “The partnership with Eureka! will encourage play and educate about healthy living. It signals a new direction of community investment of which we are very excited and proud to be a part.”
Museum director Leigh-Anne Stradeski said: “We are thrilled to establish a partnership with such a well-respected organisation, especially one right on our doorstep in West Yorkshire.”
Suma Foods is the UK’s largest independent wholefood wholesaler and distributor – specialising in vegetarian, fairly traded, organic, ethical and natural products.
Suma staff plant thousands of trees every year to offset the emissions of the company’s fleet of vans. The company gets its energy from renewable sources, it recycles and organises river clean-ups.