With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, finding practical ways to ensure you and your family stay healthy and fed can seem stressful. Supermarket shelves are often bare, restaurants which previously delivered may now be closed, and apps such as Ocado are experiencing overwhelming demand.
Luckily, Deliveroo has taken steps to help as many stay fed by partnering with BP and Marks and Spencer. The food delivery service will now deliver food stuffs from M&S, along with BP stations around the country.
120 Marks and Spencer franchise stores are involved, making it the first time ever British people will have access to M&S food on the Deliveroo app. A range of 60 food goods from M&S will be available to order, most notably essentials such as orange juice, milk, bread, and ready meals.
Deliveroo have also announced customers will not incur delivery costs for these order, which is a refreshing development in itself.
As well as the collaboration with BP and M&S, Deliveroo have also launched their ‘Essentials by Deliveroo,’ which offers important essential food and household items delivered to your door. These essentials include canned food, pasta, cereal, and juices.
The service will no doubt become an invaluable resource for those who are self-isolating with symptoms, or anyone who sits under the ‘vulnerable’ category the government has outlined. This includes those who are elderly or people who have certain pre-existing health conditions.
Will Shu, founder and CEO of Deliveroo, said of the new servces: ‘At Deliveroo, we want to do everything possible to help people get the food they want and need during this worrying period. ‘We hope we can play a role in supporting people who have to isolate to get the food they need whether that’s household items or restaurant food.’
Essentials by Deliveroo is available in Cambridge, and will be rolled out across Reading, Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds and London over the next couple of weeks.