If you thought “essential services” were limited to hospitals, pharmacies, and grocery stores, think again. In Manchester, England, one man has taken up the mantle of Knight in a Woolen Balaclava, doling out free weed and toilet paper to the community.
OUTLAW, a Manchester-based music producer, is driving around in a van with a large sign displaying “Free Isolation Essentials: Toilet Roll, Sanitizer, Bottled Water, Grinders, Bud” on the side, while blasting Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry.”
It’s not the first time OUTLAW organizes a philanthropic campaign. He had given out free weed to the people of Manchester previously in a stunt last summer, and last Christmas he handed out Christmas cards full of cash to homeless people in the community.
“Since we started,” he told VICE, “it’s been cannabis-based, giving out weed and that. Then we moved onto more helping people in need and the homeless. I’m quite passionate about it — I don’t like seeing people in need when realistically there’s plenty of everything to go around.”
To organize his donations, he posted a photo on Instagram with a caption explaining what he was up to and asking people in need to comment with their postal codes so he’d know where to stop to give out his goods.
OUTLAW was out on Saturday, April 11 and will have another event on April 15.