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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on support, information, food and other essentials

Published: 23 May 2020
Last updated: 3 Jul 2020 - see all updates

Guidance on the help and support available to protect the wellbeing of people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on support, information, food and other essentials
Food delivery schemes

Food delivery schemes

This provides food options for those unable to get to a store or secure a standard online delivery slot to stock up on food and essentials. Options include food boxes and prepared meal delivery providers. 

Please note that this is not a full list of all suppliers and inclusion on this list is not a recommendation from the Scottish Government. Anyone using the list should decide whether the supplier is suitable for their needs.

Food Box Delivery

Box types, and costs, vary across suppliers and are subject to change. Delivery charges may also apply.

Table of food box delivery scheme offers (accurate as of 11 June 2020)

Retailer

What is the offer

Costs

How to access offer

Delivery

Help

Morrisons

A variety of different box types e.g. Vegetarian, meat eater, gluten free.

Range between £35.00 - £55.00

Morrisons food boxes

Call 0345 611 6111, and select option 4 to place your order.

Country-wide. Contactless home delivered. Next day delivery if order before 3pm.

FAQ section

Morrisons  Door step delivery service for those self-isolating or at risk. Individuals can order for a pre-set list of essential items which are normally delivered next day. Cost per item, minimum of 3 items per order

Morrisons door step deliveries

Call 0345 611 6111 and select option 5 to place your order.

 

Must live within 10 miles of a store.

Contactless card payments or chip and pin.

0345 611 6111

Aldi

Ambient food parcel Contains 22 food items and household products (all boxes are 14kg).

£23.99

Aldi food parcels

 

Country-wide. Contactless home delivered. 2-3 working days.

FAQ section

Marks and Spencer

A variety of different box types e.g. Made without, mixed vegetable (maximum order is 2 box of each type per customer).

Range between £15.00 - £45.00

Marks and Spencer food boxes

 

Country-wide. Arrive between 7am and 7pm on selected delivery date.

Contact us

Home Bargains

Single option includes meat, fruit, vegetables and some essential items.

£23.99

Home Bargains food boxes

 

Country-wide. Home delivery information

 

Help

Asda

31 items cupboard filler food box.

£30.00

Asda food boxes

 

Country-wide. Order by 5pm for next day delivery. Delivery restrictions apply. (see FAQ Section for further details).

FAQ Section

Waitrose Care box includes staple foods and some treats. £25.00

Waitrose food box

Call 0800 022 4055

Country-wide. Arrives between 7.30am and 6pm.  Next day delivery available if ordered before 4pm.

Contact us

Wellocks at Home

Fruit, salad, veg, pantry, deli and bakery boxes.

£10+

Wellocks food boxes

Postcode checker on website. FAQ Section

Cornish Food Box Company

Meat, fish, fruit and veg options. £10+

Call 0187 221 1533

www.thecornishfoodboxcompany.co.uk

Country-wide by courier.  
Brakes Fruit, veg and salad options. £7+

Call 0344 412 9985

www.brake.co.uk

£100  Minimum order for delivery. FAQ Section
Darts Farm Meat, fruit, veg and salad options. £11+

Call – dedicated line for over 70s (0139 287 8209).

www.dartsfarm.co.uk

Country-wide (by Royal Mail and UK Mail).

 

Prepared meals and recipe boxes

Retailer What is the offer Costs How to access offer Delivery Help

Apetito / Wiltshire Farm Foods

Prepared meal option Varies

Dedicated telephone line for those at risk 0800 066 2610.

www.wiltshirefarmfoods.com

Postcode checker on website. FAQ section
Hello Fresh Recipe boxes including cooking instructions. Meat, fish and veg options. £30+ www.hellofresh.co.uk See website for delivery areas  
Gousto Recipe boxes including cooking instructions. Meat, fish and veg options. £25+ www.gousto.co.uk See website for delivery areas  
Mindful Chef Recipe boxes including cooking instructions.  Meat, fish and veg options. £30+ www.mindfulchef.com See website for delivery areas  
 
 

Contact

Email: nonshielded_atrisk@gov.scot

First published: 23 May 2020 Last updated: 3 Jul 2020 -