Coronavirus – Supermarket & Food News

Latest updates about the supermarkets and other food suppliers.

Food and Supermarket news:

  • FareShare – charitable food redistributors
    FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 17 independent organisations. Together, they take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 …
  • Community Transport Calderdale – Shopping and GP Trips
    Community Transport Calderdale has set up a shopping service for people on lockdown, particularly those from more vulnerable groups. Due to the fantastic response they have had for volunteers they now have spare capacity and can …
  • Sainsbury’s – Update On Support For Vulnerable Shoppers
    Link: Our Calderdale Food Delivery Directory / Our Supermarket News Page In a letter to customers on 23 April, Sainsburys explained how they would be helping vulnerable shoppers – below are the key points. They will …
  • Money handling guidance for volunteers
    The following money handling guidance has been issued by Calderdale Council. It has been developed to ensure we all stay safe and to help us minimise the risk of exploitation during the Coronavirus pandemic. It is important to …
  • Tesco – Supermarket’s Latest on Coping With Coronavirus
    The supermarket Tesco have published their latest update on their activities and response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As ever, although it is all about promoting their brand, it also provides a useful insight into their world, …
  • Supermarkets Slow To Answer Disability Questions
    Disability Rights UK’s CEO Kamran Mallick wrote to the CEOs of the eight largest supermarket chains to find out what they are doing to support disabled people access food and other household items. He asked them to answer …
  • Tesco Priority Slots For Extemely Vulnerable
    If you are on the Government’s extremely vulnerable list, you may well have received an email explaining how to claim priority delivery slots with Tesco supermarkets. However, those without email can also claim priority …
  • Morrisons’ Ramadan Food Boxes
    Morrisons have added a Ramadan option to their range of food boxes that you can order online https://www.morrisons.com/food-boxes/box/Ramadan-Food-Box Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...…
  • Carrying I.D. When Shopping
    We’ve heard a number of stories about people with disabilities being challenged when trying to access priority shopping times in supermarkets. The best advice seems to be to be to carry your blue disability parking badge …
  • Morrisons’ Doorstep Deliveries for vulnerable customers
    Link: Our online directory of food delivery services in Calderdale Morrisons Doorstep delivery service is available to vulnerable and elderly members of the community, unable to go shopping in-store. Call 0345 611 6111 and select …
  • Aldi Launch Food Parcel Service
    Link: Calderdale Food Delivery Directory Aldi  have started selling grocery parcels online from 17th April. They are for delivery to households who are struggling to get to the shops. The German-owned discount supermarket will be …
  • Volunteer Cards – helping others shop for you
    ASDA and Marks and Spencer are just two of a growing number of big retailers who are introducing special cards which allow volunteers to buy food (and other goods) on behalf of isolating people. Below are links to these two …
  • Community Transport Calderdale Increase Shopping Capacity
    Community Transport Calderdale has set up a shopping service for people on lockdown, particularly those from more vulnerable groups. Due to the fantastic response they have had for volunteers they now have spare capacity and can …
  • Tesco Newsletter (interesting insights)
    Below is the latest newsletter from Tesco (dated 6 April 2020). It’s a good insight into the changes the major supermarkets have experienced in recent weeks and the changes we, their customers, now face when shopping with …
  • Supermarket Situation Round-Up
    Tesco’s chief executive says that panic-buying seems to have eased, after the stockpiling witnessed at the start of the coronavirus outbreak. In an email to customers, Tesco CEO Dave Lewis said a new, ‘more normal’ pattern of …
  • Food Parcels for Vulnerable – Park Ward & Warley Areas
    Halifax Opportunities Trust, Himmat and St Augustines have come together to coordinate a new food parcel delivery service to those most vulnerable in the communities of Park Ward, Warley & the immediate surrounding areas. …
  • Government Food Parcel System Launched
    Food parcels The Government has announced that 50,000 free food parcels will be delivered to people across the country who are at the highest risk from COVID-19. This is the first set of planned deliveries, and depending on …
  • Community Transport Calderdale Shopping Service
    We’ve just received this great post from the Community Transport people. Times are difficult for many people with the current health crisis. Community Transport is determined to play its part to continue to support isolated …
  • Calderdale Food Deliveries Directory
    Here’s a list of Calderdale food outlets that are either delivering and/or offering support in providing groceries. We will continue to add to this list. Email us with any additions/amendments. Also, don’t forget to …
  • Community Transport Shopping Service
    Community Transport Calderdale are offering a Shopping Service as well as other help for vulnerable people in Calderdale. Please e-mail chris.hancox@ctcalderdale.co.uk or call 0300 0200 215 for more info. Share …
  • How can I shop for food safely?
    What are the safest ways to go shopping for food or accept a delivery or takeaway at home? This is a guide from the BBC website. What’s the risk in shops? Coronavirus spreads when an infected person coughs small droplets …
  • Supermarket Opening Hours – Latest
    27/3/2020 Tesco A number of stores are now operating at reduced hours. Some Tesco Extra stores and larger Metro stores have reduced their hours to between 6am and 10pm, in order to be able to properly restock overnight. Tesco is …
  • Supermarkets to write to vulnerable shoppers
    27/3/20 UK supermarkets will use a government database of 1.5 million vulnerable shoppers to help prioritise delivery slots. Sainsbury’s and Waitrose say they will begin writing to people on the list next week. There is concern …
  • Calderdale Food Banks
    As of 25 March, this is the list of Calderdale’s foodbanks:  Gathering Place/Ebenezer, Halifax Ebenezer Methodist Church, St James Road, Halifax, HX1 1YS Facebook page            https://www.facebook.com/CTCWintershelter/
  • Plans to prioritise food deliveries for elderly and vulnerable shoppers
    From the Guardian Newspaper Supermarkets are being given access to a government database to help prioritise food deliveries for elderly and vulnerable shoppers who have been ordered to stay at home under the government’s …
  • Latest on Supermarket Openings
    A round up of information from the major supermarkets can be found on the inews website. Please note that information is subject to change: …
  • Latest Supermarket Vulnerable Shopper Times
    A reasonably comprehensive round-up of elderly and vulnerable shopping hours at our supermarkets. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...…
  • Morrisons Introduce NHS Shopping Hour
    22/3/2020 This is the latest initiative from Morrisons: “Many NHS workers have said that they are struggling to buy the products they need at the beginning or the end of their shift, as supermarkets have seen unprecedented …
  • Supermarket Updates
    One of the best single page guides to supermarket opening times and whether they offer any special help to vulnerable customers, is on the Guardian Newspaper’s website – it quickly summarises the situation at each of …
  • Guide: Freezing Food
    There are lots of foods that you can put straight in the freezer instead of the fridge. This includes meat and poultry, ready prepared meals, fresh pasta, bread – and did you know you can even freeze butter and cheese? …
  • Oakhouse Foods Delivery Service
    In the light of the current situation, here’s a leaflet which you can share with anyone you think would be interested in our home delivery service. It features an offer on our two week bumper pack! This letter can be found …
  • Sainsburys – Help For Vulerable Shoppers
    A number of you suggested that we reserve an hour in stores for elderly and vulnerable customers. In response to this request, we will set aside the first hour in every supermarket this Thursday, 19th March, for elderly and …
  • Time2Care – Hot Meal Delivery
    Time2Care – Hot Meal Delivery We are still currently running and will continue to do so through this trying time for our community. If there is anyone who gets in touch and needs our service we will be trying our best to …
  • ASDA – Vulnerable User Opening Times
    On Friday 20th March, from store opening until 9am, ASDA are going to make their larger stores available for those vulnerable people – and those caring for them, to let them shop and get what they need. So – if you’re in a …