Asda has announced the launch of a new food box containing a selection essential item and cupboard favourites. The move is the supermarket’s latest bid to provide further support to those in need during the coronavirus lockdown.
The food boxes contain 31 everyday items and are aimed at helping vulnerable people.
Featured items include high-demand products such as cereal, bread, pasta, tinned fruit and vegetables, sauces, Extra Special jam, teabags and long-life milk.
However, Asda also say the boxes feature “a selection of treats”.
Mike Snell, Managing Director of Asda’s sourcing and procurement arm, IPL, said: “For vulnerable people across the country, staying at home and not being able to make a trip to the supermarket is a difficult prospect.
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“At Asda, we’re committed to helping ease the strain on our customers during this time and hope that by offering our food box at an affordable price, we can help to make lives that little bit easier, giving people peace of mind that their cupboards will be well stocked without the stress.”
How to order the Asda food box
Customers can order the food box online by visiting foodboxes.asda.com.
The box will be delivered directly to your door within two days of placing the order.
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Asda said: “The food box is available to all, but Asda hopes it will help those most vulnerable who are struggling to get to the supermarket, or those who are self-isolating.”
Asda also says the delivery will be made by a third-party provider so as not to add additional pressure to their existing grocery home delivery service.
How much is the Asda food box?
The Asda food box with 31 items costs £30 and includes delivery.
The boxes are available to order online now at foodboxes.asda.com.
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For the latest information on how Asda is supporting those in need during the COVID-19 crisis, head to https://corporate.asda.com/blog/.
Earlier this month, Asda’s President and CEO Roger Burnley wrote to customers to pledge their support for over 3,500 care homes across the country.
In a email, Mr Burnley said: “The impact of Covid on our care system has been the subject of numerous news reports in recent days, and the challenges facing our nation’s care homes and the staff who are working so hard to protect some of our most vulnerable people have been heart-breaking to see.
“Giving priority access to these amazing care homes is, I believe, the right thing for us to do – and I am proud, that having built the capacity of our online delivery service in recent weeks from 450,000 slots to 700,000 weekly slots, we are able to do this for our care homes.”
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