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Hello resident,
                      information below supplied by Halton Trading Standards.
Information: Ordering groceries over the phone and online during the lockdown
Halton Trading Standards would like to make residents aware of the current options available for ordering groceries during the ongoing lockdown. The increased demand in online shopping means that delivery slots can be difficult to get. Several supermarkets are offering new options including the delivery of standardised food boxes and different ways to pay.
If you don’t have online access
A new scheme launched by Morrisons may be of help. The supermarket has introduced ‘Doorstep Deliveries’, which is a service available specifically for the vulnerable and elderly. It is a telephone shopping service where you can order a range of 47 essential groceries from home with payment taken on the doorstep. To place an order call 0345 611 6111 and select option 5. Further information is available at
If you have online access
Food parcels containing food items and household products delivered to your home for £24.99. More information available at:
Have introduced a volunteer shopping card to provide a safer way, for vulnerable and elderly people who are self-isolating, to allow friends, family and neighbours to shop for them. The volunteer shopping card allows residents to:
buy the card online

send the card to your volunteer or print it off and leave it in a safe place for them

stay secure—no bank or credit card details are shared with the volunteer

be safer - you’re not handing over cash

top the card up with extra funds online

More information is available at:
Marks & Spencer
Has six different food boxes ranging in contents and price. The boxes available include a general food box, seasonal fruit box, mixed select vegetable box, mixed vegetable box, meat box and a vegetarian food box. The boxes prices range from £15 - £45 (excluding delivery) and are delivered to your door. More information is available at:
Marks & Spencer has also introduced a contactless gift card (We're All in this Together Volunteer E-Gift Card) that those who are self-isolating can buy, allowing others such as friends, family and neighbours to shop for them. The gift card works in a similar way to the ASDA shopping card. Further information is available at:
Have six different food boxes ranging in contents and price. The boxes available include a vegetarian box, meat eaters box, two different types of ready meal boxes, family meat box and Ramadan food box. The boxes range in price from £30 – 45 (including delivery) and are delivered to your door. More information is available at:
Other retailers may offer similar schemes to those highlighted above.
Halton Trading Standards does not endorse or seek to promote any particular retailers, big or small, and is providing the above information to allow vulnerable and elderly residents to know what options are available for sourcing food during the Coronavirus lockdown.  
If you know of any other grocery delivery services in Halton, please tell Halton Trading Standards.
If you need help with shopping or prescriptions and you don’t have family or friends to call on, phone the Council’s Hotline: 0151 907 8363.
If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of Halton Trading Standards specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or 0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.
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Paul Mines (Police, Community Support Officer, Widnes PCSO)

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