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Wholesalers support Scottish Government to deliver essential food to the vulnerable in isolation

Monday, 06 April 2020 Scotland Food & Drink Industry news

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Brakes and Bidfood, the UK’s leading foodservice wholesalers, have begun delivering essential food supplies to Scottish households as part of a new Scottish Government initiative to support the country’s most vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.

It is anticipated that the initiative will see the two companies working together to potentially deliver tens of thousands of weekly packages across Scotland to people at high risk from the virus who are not able to get easy access to food at this challenging time.

In a joint statement from Jon Mack and John McLintock, General Manager Bidfood Scotland  and Regional Operations Director Brakes Scotland, the companies confirmed their involvement:

“During this national crisis, Brakes and Bidfood have joined forces to deliver weekly food and essential supply boxes to many thousands of extremely vulnerable people in isolation in Scotland. 
“Moving at record pace, we have worked with government departments to create a service capable of reaching every corner of Scotland through our national depot networks. Our security-checked, professional delivery drivers are hugely motivated and proud to be playing their part in serving their local communities in this fantastic endeavour.”

The government’s directive to temporarily close many foodservice outlets like pubs and restaurants means that both businesses are able to redirect some of their experienced teams to delivering food parcels across the country.

The boxes contain essential food and non-food items such as: UHT long-life milk, cereal, pasta, tinned produce, toilet roll, fruit, vegetables and bread and will be delivered directly to the doorstep.

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