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

We're also running food and shopping support for high risk groups.

If you cannot get out of the house and would like a food delivery the following companies can help.

Food delivery or collection services

Aldi are offering delivery of food parcels for £24.99 including delivery.

The food parcel is made up of 22 essential products.

Early mornings or late evenings are less busy.

Stores are also opening 30 minutes early Monday to Saturday for elderly and vulnerable customers only.

Stores are also opening 30 minutes early on Sundays for all emergency workers and Blue Light Card holders.

Order an Aldi food parcel

Conditions and restrictions

This service is designed for elderly and vulnerable customers on a first come, first served basis each week.

Marks & Spencer are offering four different food boxes from £15 to £35. All boxes are bought separately and cannot be mixed.

This is available 7 days a week. A contactless delivery to your doorstep is also available.

The first hour of trading on Monday and Thursday is reserved for vulnerable and older adults.

Order a Marks & Spencer food box

Morrisons offer five different food boxes for £30 to £45. Deliveries come in chilled boxes of fresh food.

They are only available online and at 24 hour delivery.

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.

Austen’s are offering a variety of fruit and veg boxes available for home delivery in the Medway towns.

Request an Austen's fruit and veg box or call 01634 838 775.

Conditions and restrictions

  • deliveries on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • book well in advance
  • not accepting any more weekly deliveries
  • offering a bespoke box or veg box for collection for the isolating and the elderly. Call and collect, and pay over the phone
  • collection Wednesday and Friday
  • if you call on a Wednesday you can collect the same day
  • closed on Mondays

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 of £40

Order a box of non-perishable food and snacks

Conditions and restrictions:

  • limited availability
  • new stock available daily

The Chatham store is busy most of the day.

Between 8am and 9am the Sittingbourne store is only open for those who are vulnerable and NHS workers.

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

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

JM Veggies are offering fresh fruit and vegetable boxes for delivery.

£20 per box.

Conditions and restrictions:

  • local free delivery
  • delivery for Medway and surrounding areas only

More about JM Veggies

KFF offer home delivery, and click and collect, from their Aylesford branch.

Find out more about KFF or phone 01622 612 345.

Conditions and restrictions:

  • £50 minimum spend for delivery
  • Monday to Friday

Offering a variety of premade food boxes or mini Core grocery shop.

Delivering food and household essentials to your door.

Meal preparation deliveries are Sunday evenings and Wednesdays evenings between 5pm and 9pm. There is a 48 hour turnaround for the grocery supply. There are 2 to 3 deliveries a week.

Find out more by emailing info@coremeals.co.uk or WhatsApp 07803 198 397.

Conditions and restrictions

  • minimum delivery of £40
  • no charge for delivery in Medway areas
  • delivery to Kent areas, but will deliver further if delivery fee is paid

Simply Meat and Veg is a Kent and Sussex-based provider of fresh meat and veg boxes.

They have recently expanded the products they offer. You can buy locally reared free range meat and local cheese from artisan producers. More more new products are planned.

Book a Simply Meat and Veg delivery online or call 01892 784 979.

Conditions and restrictions

  • around a week’s turnaround on delivery
  • small charge for delivery

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 veg, pasta and rice, bread.

Other boxes include cleaning and personal hygiene products.

They also offer a vegan option.

Order a KBK Essentials Box online

Conditions and limitations

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

Tony Lorenzos now offers patisserie items and baguettes in store.

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

Next day delivery is available.

Order a Tony Lorenzos food box online or call 01634 402 227.

Delivery charges

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

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

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

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

The driver will then deliver it. They can only set 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.

Conditions and restrictions

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

Get a variety of local produce delivered to your home.

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

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

  • order online

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.

Henry Schein is offering a free weekday lunchtime meal. The meal is prepared by Henry Schein canteen staff and delivered by volunteers.

Email henrys.angels@henryschein.co.uk for a menu.

Conditions and restrictions

  • only for elderly or vulnerable people living in Gillingham, Rainham, Twydall, Hempstead or Wigmore
  • currently ordering until 24 April

KVS Fruits offer a variety of fresh fruit and vegetable delivered to your home.

Set box at £30.

Order a KVS Fruits delivery online or call 07890 983 721.

Conditions and restrictions

  • fresh fruit and vegetables only
  • no delivery charge
  • delivery available to Wigmore, Hempstead and Rainham only
  • accepts requests for next day delivery

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 store 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 4 day turnaround

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

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:

  • delivery to Medway only
  • no delivery charge
  • minimum order of £25
  • 1 to 2 days turnaround from ordering to delivery
  • you can order online

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
  • Snappy Shopper is the app platform that stores use

Stephens fresh food LTD supply cooked and fresh meat to customers. This has been expanded to support individuals as well as trade.

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

Conditions and restrictions:

  • no longer delivering direct to consumers, only business to business
  • 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.

Sussex Farmhouse can deliver meals to your door. Meals are frozen and you can order a delivery once a week.

Deliveries available throughout the south east.

You can choose between 3 portion sizes, so you'll never be left hungry or unable to clear your plate.

Order Sussex Farmhouse meals online or phone 0845 070 2222.

Conditions and restrictions

  • £15 minimum order
  • available across Medway and Kent

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 veg only
  • next day delivery is available
  • only the set box is available for £35

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

Brakes are now 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:

  • collection only - from your nearest call and collect location
  • collection available 9am and 3pm Monday to Sunday
  • services not available everywhere
  • call and collect

Payout Now

Payout Now is a voucher based product sent by SMS text, email or post to a self-isolating customer who can share it with a trusted individual to withdraw cash on their behalf.

Fast PACE

Fast PACE is a service that allows a customer to arrange for a trusted person to collect the cheque from them, cash it at a Post Office, and return with the cash.

How to use the Fast PACE service

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

Takeaways

Bean Town Rochester are offering collection services for breakfast, lunches or coffee.

Visit their website for menus and opening hours as this changes and is reviewed daily.

Or contact them by phoning 07766 313 536.

Order a variety of fresh meats and other items for cooking a breakfast to BBQ meats.

For more information view the Butchers Block website or phone 01634 786 626.

Order a meat pack from the Dead Pigeon Pub.

There are BBQ packs in collaboration with a local farm and butcher.

Burger, pizzas and beers are available Tuesday to Saturday, and free roast potatoes on Sunday.

View the Dead Pigeon pub website.

Free delivery to Medway, Swale and Maidstone.

Order Sunday roast dinners to be delivered to your door.

For more information view Dewdrop Pub on Facebook or phone 01634 232 173.

Order meals from the Mamma Mia restaurant for delivery.

To order a meal visit the Mamma Mia Rochester website or phone 01634 827 027.

Conditions and restrictions:

  • only during coronavirus
  • closed on Tuesdays
  • call to order or find out the menu offer

You can order meals from The Quills restaurant menu for delivery.

They offer a lighter options menu for those who do not have a huge appetite.

Conditions and restrictions:

  • takeaway available
  • contactless home delivery coming soon

For more information phone 01634 407 402 or email info@thequills.co.uk

Or visit The Quills website

The Quills offer food 9am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.

Order in advance for Sunday deliveries to avoid missing out.

Order daily specials and tapas to collect.

Also offering staple food deliveries such as eggs, fruit and veg, meat and pasta.

Conditions and restrictions:

  • delivery from Deliveroo

For more information phone 01634 406 380 or email rochester@ricosbor.co.uk

Visit the Rico Sabor website or find Rico Sabor on Facebook

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

Get your Sunday lunches and other pub meals delivered to your home.

Menus are set so make sure you visit the Waggon at Hale website or Facebook for further details.

Or contact us by phoning 01634 400 800.

Conditions and restrictions:

  • variety of cut off times for orders
  • pre-order for Sunday requests

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.

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