Getting a delivery date at the minute is as likely as winning the lottery. It seems that people are snapping them up as and when they appear online as supermarkets struggle to meet the demand. M&S are following a similar scheme to Morrisons reports the Mirror.
You can get a box that will feed two adults for a week costing between £30-£35, if you are struggling to get a delivery slot. It consists of essential groceries for elderly or vulnerable customers.
The boxes will include such things as toilet roll (which is a god send at the minute), tea, coffee, rice, pasta and tinned goods. M&S are even including their famous Percy Pigs as well as other luxury items like chocolate buttons and shortbread biscuits.
All of the boxes are limited to one per customer and have an additional delivery fee of £3.99. Similar to the online delivery customers are warned there may have to be item changes depending on availability. The boxes have a vegan option as well.
Priority is given online to over 70s who need their Sparks card as proof of age. You can see the box choices here.
Items included are:
- Fusilli (500g)
- Baked beans (220g)
- Tomato and herb pasta sauce (550g)
- Beef Bolognese pour over pasta sauce (340g)
- Chunky vegetable soup (400g)
- Basmati rice (500g)
- Cream of tomato soup (400g)
- Chunky steak (206g)
- Rich roast instant coffee (100g)
- English breakfast tea bags (125g/50 bags)
- Scottish all butter homebake style shortbread squares (200g)
- Dark chocolate (100g)
- Milk chocolate (100g)
- Prime corned beef (205g)
- Wild Alaskan red salmon (213g)
- Vegetable curry (400g)
- Roasted and salted large peanuts (200g)
- Giant milk chocolate buttons (150g)
- Percy Pig™ (170g)
- Soft white 2-ply toilet tissue (pack of 4)