There are a wide range of food delivery services you can use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

On this page you will find:

Food delivery or collection services

Age UK Medway can supply a hot, freshly-cooked midday meal and dessert for just £8.50, made in their 5* kitchens and delivered directly to your door.

A snack pack can be added for £3.50. This is a fresh sandwich, crisps, chocolate/cake and juice. Snack packs cannot be ordered on their own.

Age UK Medway is offering this service across all the Medway towns. They can cater to likes, dislikes and dietary needs.

Visit the Age UK Medway website

For more information call the meal delivery squad on 01634 724 745.

Conditions and restrictions

  • deliver from Strood through to Gillingham and Rainham but not Maidstone (ME20)
  • no age restrictions
  • offers a virtual visit for existing clients costing £45. This is a phone call, a bag of shopping delivered once a week, crosswords or a puzzle book

Organic food delivered.

A reliable, organic food delivery service. Order a delivery

Conditions and restrictions

  • each area in Medway has its own delivery day and time, to try and reduce food miles and CO2 emissions
  • to find out your delivery day, visit the Able and Cole website
  • there is a minimum order value of £12.00
  • delivery charge set at £1.50 no matter to how much is ordered

Offering a variety of food boxes delivered to your home.

5 different boxes available:

  • fruit and veg
  • mixed food 1
  • mixed food 2
  • indian food box 1
  • indian food box 2

Prices range from £17 to £40.

Order an Asda food box

Conditions and restrictions

  • delivered by DPD
  • contact free delivery
  • next day delivery available

Austens of Rochester have created premium food boxes and offer delivery across Medway. Their boxes include bespoke:

  • fruit boxes
  • vegetable boxes
  • salad boxes
  • juicing boxes

To find out more visit the Austen of Rochester website.

Conditions and restrictions

  • delivery available on Tuesdays and Thursdays ME1, ME2, ME3, ME4, ME5, ME6, ME7, ME8
  • email contact@austensgroup.com to book your box

Beelivery connects you to independent delivery drivers who will deliver a range of food and essential items to your door.

You order online and are given a PIN number. A driver will accept the delivery and they go to a shop and buy the order.

The driver will then deliver it. They can only mark the order as delivered when they get the PIN number from the customer.

If you are ordering for someone, you need to make sure they have the PIN number at hand to give to the driver.

More about Beelivery

Conditions and restrictions

  • online only
  • £2.99 delivery charge

Bilco Direct are offering a variety of food to order and be delivered.

View Bilco Direct's online brochure.

Choose the items you would like to order then phone 01474 823 839 or visit the Bilco website.

Conditions and restrictions

  • payment can be made on delivery in cash or by card, or over the phone
  • minimum order £15

Brakes are offering a call and collect service if you're struggling to find the food you need.

Choose food items from Brakes online.
Then order by calling 03444 129 985 and pay using your debit or credit card.

Open 9am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

Conditions and restrictions

  • home delivery and collection available
  • minimum £60 spend for home delivery
  • collection available 9am and 3pm Monday to Sunday
  • available throughout Medway
  • call and collect

Bruce Butchers are offering delivery of fresh meats to people who are vulnerable or isolating. Collection is also available.

You can expect your order to take a day. If Bruce Butchers have another order in your area the next day, they will delivery then to reduce non-essential journeys.

To order call 01634 852 189 or visit the Bruce Butchers website.

Conditions and restrictions

  • delivery only for people who are vulnerable or self isolating

Get a variety of local produce delivered to your home.

Find out more about Central Wholesale Produce online or call them on 01634 672 230.

Cook are offering their frozen ready meals direct to your door.

To order, visit the Cook website.

Conditions and restrictions

Free home delivery on orders over £40.

Deliveroo can now deliver from the following shops and lots more:

  • Co-op
  • McColls
  • Shell garage
  • BP garage
  • Morrisons groceries

Visit the Deliveroo website to see the full list available in your area.

Conditions and restrictions

Morrisons delivery is only available if your home is less than 2.5 miles from a Morrisons store.

Fresh local produce from Kent and Sussex farmers.

Visit the Folly Farm Shop website to place an order.

Conditions and restrictions

  • deliveries are on a Friday and Tuesday
  • free delivery on all orders over £17, £2.35 delivery charge on orders under £17

Essential food boxes with fruit, vegetables, dairy, bakery and other essential items.

View the Food to Your Home website.

Conditions and restrictions:

  • order before 4pm for next day delivery
  • minimum spend £40

Essential food boxes with fruit, vegetables and a variety of other items delivered to your door supporting local Kent produce.

Delivery within 24 to 48 hours to east Kent, depending on when orders are placed. This applies Monday to Saturday.

Order Foodari food boxes

Conditions and restrictions

Online orders only.

Convenient, personalised and reliable food delivery service.

Good Taste Food have the following affordable and high quality items, and much more:

  • fish
  • meat
  • poultry
  • desserts.

Order a Good Taste Food delivery

Conditions and restrictions

  • no minimum order
  • free home delivery.

Hales and Moore are offering food collection or delivery to vulnerable or self isolating people in Medway.

Conditions and restrictions

  • only for vulnerable or self isolating people
  • free delivery to anyone in the local area stretching from Sittingbourne to Strood, including Stockbury and Yelsted

For more information visit the Hales and Moore website or phone 01634 372 782.

JB Fruits are offering fresh fruit and vegetable boxes for delivery.

3 sizes are available:

  • small box £20
  • medium box £30
  • large box £40

Conditions and restrictions

  • set delivery days
  • limited availability
  • you can order until midnight the day before, for delivery in your area the next day

More about JB Fruits

The KBK Essentials Box is packed full of freshly picked ingredients from the best local farms and markets.

KBK will source, pack and offer a contactless delivery so you can stay at home and avoid the supermarkets.

The box includes fresh food, fruit and vegetables, pasta, rice and bread.

Other boxes include cleaning and personal hygiene products.

They also offer a vegan option.

Order a KBK Essentials Box online.

Conditions and restrictions

  • delivery from 3 to 5 days after ordering
  • nationwide delivery.

A local delivery service that offers:

  • vegetables
  • fruit
  • meat
  • milk
  • eggs
  • bread.

Order a Kent Veg box online

Conditions and restrictions

  • Medway deliveries are on a Thursday
  • You can select up to 4 items you do not like and they will be substituted.

Mindful Chef are offering healthy homemade frozen meals delivered to your door.

Order from Mindful Chef

Conditions and restrictions

  • minimum spend of £24
  • frozen meals can be bought from the store as opposed to the main subscription account
  • orders placed before 4pm will go out for delivery the next day
  • any orders after 4pm will have a 2 day delivery
  • the subscription service is different as this is fresh ingredients and requires a 4 day turnaround.

Morrisons offer 5 different food boxes for £30 to £45. Deliveries come in chilled boxes.

They are only available online and at 24 hour delivery. If you order by 3pm they can deliver the next day.

Request a Morrisons food box

Conditions and restrictions

  • £5 delivery charge and 7 days a week delivery
  • no variation to boxes is available
  • limited to Strood and Rochester
  • there is a limit of 3 per item.

Deliveroo

You can also get your Morrisons grocery shop delivered using Deliveroo.

This is for a shop of around 70 items. You need to spend at least £15. There is a £4.50 delivery charge.

Just go to the Deliveroo website, type in your postcode, select the grocery option towards the top of the screen, and see what’s available in your area.

Conditions and restrictions

Delivery only available within 2.5 miles of local Morrisons stores.

If you are unable to go to the shops, you can order your groceries over the phone and pay when they're delivered to your door the next day.

This service is free for vulnerable or elderly people, £2 for students and £4.50 for the general public.

Call 0345 611 6111 and select option 5 to place your order

More information on Morrisons doorstep deliveries

Conditions and restrictions

  • you must live within 10 miles of a Morrisons store
  • deliveries will adhere to the current social distancing rules
  • card payments only, no cash payments are accepted
  • orders must be placed before 5pm for next day delivery.

Veg boxes are now available online. The veg boxes contain:

  • mixed vegetables
  • eggs
  • milk.

All products are locally sourced or produced

Order an Online Garden Plants veg box

Conditions and restrictions

  • boxes cost between £17.50 and £22.30
  • plants are also available to grow your own vegetables at home.

Parsley Box offer food deliveries of cupboard-stored ready to cook meals.

More about Parsley Box food deliveries

Conditions and restrictions

  • free delivery over £19
  • deliveries can take 2 to 3 days
  • express delivery available with set parcels.

Organic food boxes available across the UK.

Find out more about Riverford veg boxes.

Conditions and restrictions

Medway deliveries are on a Tuesday.

Salvatori Butchers Boy are offering home deliveries that include fresh and frozen meat, eggs and frozen fruit and vegetables.

They may offer pre-packed fish and fresh vegetables soon.

View the Salvatori Butchers Boy website or phone 01227 263 888.

Conditions and restrictions

  • Medway deliveries only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • no delivery charge for online orders
  • minimum order of £15
  • 1 to 2 days turnaround from ordering to delivery.

Snappy Shopper are offering short notice delivery for a large list of convenience items.

Products come from stores such as SPAR Rochester and AJ’s Gillingham.

Order a Snappy Shopper delivery online or call 0333 900 1250.

You can also download the Snappy Shopper app.

Conditions and restrictions

  • may sometimes only have collection available
  • each store has a different range of products so it depends which one you are ordering from.

Stephens fresh food LTD supply cooked and fresh meat to businesses.

There is a selection of frozen meats, burgers, sausages, pork and lamb chops, bacon and some cheeses.

Conditions and restrictions

  • collect from us (no queues, social distancing rules apply)
  • customers can phone ahead.

To place an order phone 01634 684 148 or email info@stephensfreshfoods.co.uk.

You can also visit their Facebook page.

The Chop Shop Rochester offers a variety of local produce that can be delivered.

This includes fresh meat, fruit and vegetables.

Set boxes are £35.

Order from The Chop Shop Rochester

Conditions and restrictions

  • fresh meat, and fruit and vegetables only
  • only the set box is available for £35.

Tony Lorenzos now offers patisserie items and baguettes.

You can order online with a minimum spend of £40. Delivery fee applies.

Next day delivery is available.

Order online from Tony Lorenzos online or call 01634 402 227.

Delivery charges

  • ME1 - £2.50
  • ME2 - £3
  • ME4 - £4
  • ME5 - £4.50
  • ME7 - £5.50
  • ME8 - £6.

WALT is a Walderslade based community group. They provide advice and referrals to other agencies to support with food.

They can deliver food parcels available from other agencies in the local area.

If there is a gap between referral and uptake of food parcels from other agencies, WALT members can get a short-term shopping service.

WALT Facebook page

Phone: 07795 694 644 and 07841 979 282

Email: lifeplanning@waltcic.org.uk or volunteer@waltcic.org.uk

Conditions and restrictions

  • Walderslade residents only
  • £15 minimum order
  • able to collect medications from pharmacies for elderly or vulnerable residents.

Watts Farm are offering home delivery or collection services.

A selection of fresh food is available from their store in Aylesford.

Order a Watts Farm food for delivery or collection online or by calling 01622 793 900.

Conditions and restrictions

  • minimum order of £50
  • collection service which offers contactless collections for a £30 minimum spend
  • slots available within 2 to 3 days.

Top-quality produce that is supplied to Michelin-starred restaurants, straight to your door.

From seasonal fruit and vegetables, artisan cheese and speciality eggs, to trade-secret pantry essentials.

Order from Wellocks online

Conditions and restrictions

  • Delivery from Tuesday to Saturday
  • Free delivery for orders over £40, £3.50 charge for orders under £40
  • Wellocks will send you an email the evening before your delivery to give you a 2-hour delivery slot.

Over 300 meals delivered free to your door.

Order from Wiltshire Farm Foods

Conditions and restrictions

  • one or two day delivery turnaround
  • offer softer foods for those with feeding difficulties
  • offers varied portion sizes to suit all.

Takeaways

Spice Fusion are offering Indian takeaways.

Halal, vegan and vegetarian options available.

Conditions and restrictions

  • delivery to Parkwood, Hempstead and Rainham
  • open 6pm until 8pm, 7 days a week.

For more information email info@spicefusionkent.com or phone 01634 933 123.

Or visit the Spice Fusion Kent website.

Where D’ya Get That offer a home cooked takeaway service. They also offer Delivery and Pick across Medway on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Find out more on the Where D'ya Get That website.

Or contact them by emailing woodclaire@aol.com or phone 07887 998 840.

Find out more on Where D’ya Get That's Facebook.

Supermarkets

Normal deliveries and free click and collect services are available from asda.com.

Conditions and restrictions

  • minimum £25 spend for click and collect (or £4 charge)
  • minimum £40 spend for home delivery (or £4 charge)
  • delivery charges apply (between £3.50 to £5.50).

Deliveries available. Shop online or in store for home delivery.

To book a delivery slot, visit the Iceland website.

Conditions and restrictions

  • spend £35 for free delivery
  • next day delivery available.

Normal deliveries and click and collect are available.

Book a slot on the Morrisons website.

Conditions and restrictions

  • £40 minimum spend for delivery
  • delivery charges apply (£2 to £5).

Deliveries and click and collect available.

To book a delivery slot, visit the Sainsburys website.

Conditions and restrictions

  • delivery charges £1 to £6
  • £40 minimum delivery order (or £7 charge)
  • £40 minimum click and collect order (or £4 charge)
  • free delivery on orders over £100.

Deliveries and click and collect available.

To book a delivery slot, visit the Tesco website.

Conditions and restrictions

  • delivery charges £3.50 to £5.50
  • £40 minimum delivery order (or £4 charge)
  • £25 minimum click and collect order
  • click and collect £1.50.

Further support for children and families

For more information, visit:

Healthy Start is an important scheme to improve the health of low-income pregnant women and children under the age of 4 years.

It offers £3.10 per week to spend on fruits, vegetables, milk (including first stage formula) and or juice), beans and pulses.

Children under the age of 1 get 2x £3.10 vouchers (so £6.20 to spend) per week. This is through a voucher scheme which can be used in most retailers that sell food.

Families qualify for Healthy Start if they are at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old and get:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with a family income of £16,190 or less per year
  • Pension Credit; or Universal Credit with no earned income or total earned income of £408 or less per month for the family

If under 18 and pregnant, you are eligible even if you do not get any of the above benefits.

Previously applications had to be signed off by a health professional such as a health visitor or midwife, but this is no longer the case.

You can complete and send off a paper form or apply online.

If you need help to apply for Healthy Start phone 0345 607 6823.

Extra value to the Healthy Start Vouchers

Some supermarkets are currently offering extra value to the Healthy Start Vouchers. They are:

  • Iceland - a free bag of frozen vegetables worth £1 when using healthy start vouchers instore
  • Tesco - £1 extra to spend on all weekly healthy start vouchers used over the winter instore
  • Central England Co-op - £1 extra to spend on all weekly healthy start vouchers until the increase by the government in April.