25 March 2020 10:31
Morrisons' new scheme gives customers two choices: vegetarian or meat. The £35 food parcels can be ordered online and will be delivered by DPD. Morrisons says the boxes contain £30-worth of groceries – with an extra £5 delivery charge on top – and will feed two adults for a week. The typical vegetarian box might include: Morrisons has introduced an initiative to help shoppers get essentials delivered hassle-free. Panic-buying has led to a shortage of stock and delivery slots across most supermarkets, but Morrisons has brought in a scheme to address the problem.
The contents of the boxes are random, but the supermarket chain has promised they are full of essentials. Two types of boxes are available - one for meat eaters, the other for vegetarians. Both the vegetarian and the meat eaters' boxes are priced at £35 including delivery. Morrisons says the meat eaters' box contains "a selection of food including fresh meat, plus essential household items". And inside the vegetarian box you will find "a selection of food suitable for vegetarians, plus essential household items".
What's included in the Morrisons box A TYPICAL box at the supermarket may include: Canned baked beans, soup and pasta sauce The £35 price tag may seem expensive, but it could come in handy if you're struggling to find the products you need at supermarkets. If you're unable to get one, Hello Fresh and Gousto do recipe boxes but they're both struggling due to high demand following the coronavirus outbreak. A statement on Hello Fresh' website said: "We've been seeing high interest in our service and the teams are working very hard on getting everybody's box ready on time. While Gousto said it's stopped accepting orders from new customers due to "extremely high demand". CORONAVIRUS CRISIS - BE IN THE KNOW Don't miss the latest news and figures - and essential advice for you and your family.
To receive The Sun's Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here. Most read in money DO IT YOURSELF Opening times for Screwfix, Wickes and B&Q during coronavirus lockdown SPORTS MAD Sports Direct hikes home gym prices by 50% after Ashley says stores must open TIMES TABLE Supermarket opening times – which do online delivery and which open early? Brits now have more than £1billion worth of food stockpiled in their homes, according to the country's top retail official. If you've been struggling to secure delivery slots for shopping, you may be able to get what you need with a Morrisons food box. In response to the huge demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic, the supermarket chain has launched new food boxes, designed to feed people who are struggling to get delivery slots online. The boxes are designed to provide homes with everyday essentials, with both a vegetarian and meat-eater option available. Depending on what's currently in stock, the boxes will contain basics like soup, dairy products, rice, pasta, vegetables and essential household items. You'll need to check the labels on the food carefully if you have any allergies, as the boxes may contain products not suitable for certain allergies. The boxes cost £30 each, with a £5 delivery charge, and promise to feed two adults for up to a week. Though Morrisons has not specified any priority for the boxes, these parcels are aimed at people who may be self-isolating due to being elderly or particularly vulnerable to coronavirus, so it's important to be considerate when ordering. To order a box, you'll have to create an account with Morrisons, if you don't already have one. You then need to specify what time of box you would like, with an allowance of up to two boxes per order. Morrisons says it should be able to deliver on the following day, if you order before 3pm. MORRISONS is delivering food boxes filled with essentials like loo roll, pasta and bread for £35 to feed Brits during the coronavirus crisis. The boxes come with a selection of 20 items and should feed two adults for one week. What you may find in your £35 food box from MorrisonsCredit: Morrisons But Morrisons said a typical box for a meat eater may include everything from canned baked beans to meat and vegetables. The boxes contain food products worth around £30, and you'll then pay £5 for delivery. The scheme launched online yesterday and slots have already sold out, but Morrisons said new slots are being made available everyday. What's included in the Morrisons box A TYPICAL box at the supermarket may include: The £35 price tag may seem expensive, but it could come in handy if you're struggling to find the products you need at supermarkets. You can select a delivery date that suits you – Morrisons says it can deliver the next day if you order before 3pm, but at the moment be aware that delivery times could vary. If you're unable to get one, Hello Fresh and Gousto do recipe boxes but they're both struggling due to high demand following the coronavirus outbreak. A statement on Hello Fresh' website said: "Weve been seeing high interest in our service and the teams are working very hard on getting everybodys box ready on time. While Gousto said it's stopped accepting orders from new customers due to "extremely high demand". To receive The Sun's Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here. Since the coronavirus started spreading, Brits have panic-bought items forcing supermarkets to introduce rationing for the first time since the Second World War. Brits now have more than £1billion worth of food stockpiled in their homes, according to the country's top retail official.