COVID-19: FOOD AVAILABILITY
Click here to view a list of food suppliers who may be able to deliver to residential homes
|Wholesale Food Suppliers|
|Food2Care||Search for wholesalers by postcode||food2care.co.uk|
|The food suppliers listed below may also be willing to
provide a service to residential homes in Hertfordshire
|JJ Food Service||jjfoodservice.com|
|Kent Frozen Food (KFF)||kff.co.uk|
|Leathams Food Suppliers||leathams.com|
|Stickleback Fish Company||sticklebackfish.co.uk|
Volunteers to help with shopping – available now!
Have you identified any individuals who need support with shopping? If so, simply use the button below to request a volunteer. Our team will be in touch with you to set this up.
Small residential services/supported living
If you are worried your service will be low on staffing, and shopping for the people who use your service will be a problem, please use the button below to request a volunteer. Our team will be in touch with you to set this up.
Identification for Key Workers
There have been some problems in supermarkets with staff not being able to identify themselves.
A letter has been written by Hertfordshire County Council for you to give to your staff so that they can prove that they are included in the Key Worker category.
Please note: You will need to add your employee’s name
and delete where applicable.
Food service for care providers
Our trusted partner Herts Catering Ltd. (HCL) has informed us that their usual supplier of ingredients to schools has now temporarily switched their focus to supplying care providers.
To assist with the delivery of food essentials within our local communities, HCL has launched a system for HCPA members to order online during this challenging period.
To register for ordering, food delivery and collection, please click on the button below.
The supplier will contact you as soon as possible with a password so that you can create your account and start ordering for your care providing organisation.
Please be considerate about using this service and these shopping delivery details by ensuring that individuals do not try and use this for personal or household deliveries.
This service is only for care providers in need of food services
If you encounter problems, please contact the supplier rather than the provider support line.
However, if you are experiencing severe food shortages,
please call the provider support line on 01707 708 108
(9am – 6pm | Mon – Fri and 10am – 4pm | Sat – Sun)
Emergency Food Situation
If you are experiencing an urgent need for food essentials and are unable to wait for Bid Food to deliver due to delays in their processes, you are can click below to get in touch with our trusted partner Herts Catering Limited (HCL).
HCL will purchase food you need for on your behalf, load up their lorries used to supply school deliveries, deliver them to you when they are doing their rounds, and will then charge accordingly after.
If you encounter problems, please contact our trusted partner
rather than the provider support line
Volunteer Shopping Cards
Homecare agencies who have links with people in the community may be interested in these cards, which allow an individual to provide a payment card to someone who is purchasing shopping on their behalf. Money is pre-loaded onto the card by the person staying at home, similar to a gift-voucher, which can then be used for payment in store.
The gift card can be emailed directly to the person who will be paying in store for the shopping or it can be emailed to the person who is purchasing the card. They can then email to the volunteer or print off and give it to the volunteer.
Supermarket Food Packages
Supermarkets in Hertfordshire are selling a pre-selected number of food items for people who are unable to go shopping, such as the elderly and vulnerable in the form of food parcels.
for Care Providers and Your Staff
We have compiled a comprehensive list of supermarkets across Hertfordshire with pertinent information for your care organisation and staff, including opening times, allocated shopping hours for key workers, and product restrictions.
(Please note the information below changes regularly; to get the latest on a specific supermarket, please visit their respective website)
|Aldi||» Click here to check your local Aldi store|
|Opening Hours||8am to 10pm (Monday to Saturday)
11am to 5pm (Sunday)
|Key Worker Hours||Everyday from 9:30am to 10am- ID must be presented upon entry|
|Product Restrictions||Aldi has lifted buying restrictions on almost all items except hand sanitiser and UHT milk|
|Asda||» Click here to check your local Asda store|
|Opening Hours||6am to 10pm (Monday to Saturday) | Either 10am to 4pm or 11am to 5pm (Sunday)- varies by location; 24-hour stores are closed between 12am to 6am.|
|Key Worker Hours||8am to 9am (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) | 9am to 10am (Sunday)|
|Product Restrictions||Asda has placed a limit of 3 of any product per person|
|Co-op||» Click here to check your local Co-op store|
|Opening Hours||6am/7am to 8pm (Varies by location)|
|Key Worker Hours||8am to 9am (Monday to Saturday)
10am to 11am (Sunday)
|Product Restrictions||Co-op is limiting selected products to two items per person including hand sanitiser, soap, tinned goods, pasta, rice, long-life milk, sugar, baby food and nappies.|
|Iceland||» Click here to check your local Iceland store|
|Opening Hours||8am to 8pm (Monday to Saturday) | Either 10am to 4pm or 11am to 5pm (Sunday)- Varies by location|
|Key Worker Hours||7pm to 8pm (Monday to Saturday)- ID must be presented upon entry|
|Product Restrictions||Iceland has introduced a temporary cap on sales of several products including some anti-bacterial soaps and wipes|
|Lidl||» Click here to check your local Lidl store|
|Opening Hours||8am (Varies by location)|
|Key Worker Hours||No change to their opening times|
|Product Restrictions||Lidl has lifted buying restriction but has placed a limit on toilet paper|
|Marks & Spencers||» Click here to check your local M&S store|
|Opening Hours||6am to 9am (Varies by location)|
|Key Worker Hours||The first hour of opening times (Tuesdays & Fridays)|
|Product Restrictions||M&S has stated some products remain restricted|
|Morrisons||» Click here to check your local Morrisons store|
|Opening Hours||7am to 10pm (Varies by location)|
|Key Worker Hours||7am to 8am (Monday to Saturday)|
|Product Restrictions||Morrisons has lifted buying restrctions on all products except legal ones such as Paracetamol limits|
|Sainsbury's||» Click here to check your local Sainsbury's store|
|Opening Hours||8am to 8pm (Monday to Saturday) | Either 10am to 4pm or 11am to 5pm (Sunday)- One adult per trolley; shopping in couples is not allowed|
|Key Worker Hours||Key Workers are able to shop 7.30am to 8am (Monday to Saturday)- ID must be presented upon entry|
|Product Restrictions||Sainsbury's still has some restrictions in place on items such as pasta, long-life milk, antibacterial products, and some frozen food|
|Tesco||» Click here to check your local Tesco store|
|Opening Hours||All stores close at 10pm (Monday to Saturday) | Either 10am to 4pm or 11am to 5pm (Sunday) and has made changes to its 24-hour stores (Varies by location)|
|Key Worker Hours||One hour before opening times on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday- ID must be presented upon entry|
|Product Restrictions||Tesco has removed purchasing limits on the majority of its products but limits will remain on essential items such as toilet paper, pasta, and hand sanitisers|
|Waitrose||» Click here to check your local Waitrose store|
|Opening Hours||Check local hours (Monday to Saturday) | Either 10am to 4pm or 11am to 5pm (Sunday)
|Key Worker Hours||Open an hour before opening times (Varies by location- Some stores are closed) | Priority checkouts are available and essental items are being set aside for key workers- ID must be presented upon entry|
|Product Restrictions||Waitrose still has some rescrictions on some products such as toilet paper|
We are managing a volunteer service and if a provider needs help with shopping, they should contact email@example.com
|Benefit Offer (Last updated 3rd April 2020)||TIER|
|Sainsburys – Save 5%||1|
|Tesco – Save 4%||1|
|Asda – Save 4%||1|
|Iceland – Save 5%||1|
|Amazon Fresh – Free 30 Day Trial then 9.99 /m||4|
|Co-operative – 10% off||4|
|Pizza Hut – 20% off||4|
|Dominos – 25% off orders over £25||4|