Morrisons has partnered with delivery giant DPD to provide next-day delivery of its new food boxes for those struggling to secure home deliveries in lockdown.
DPD is now delivering Morrisons new £35 food boxes, which include a Meat Eaters Food Box and a Vegetarian Food Box, containing enough chilled, fresh and tinned food items to feed a couple for up to a week.
The partnership has already seen DPD carry out 200,000 deliveries a week, offering next day delivery on any boxes ordered before 3pm.
It says that it expects the number of deliveries to rise significantly in coming weeks.
“At a time when many people are still struggling to safely get hold of fresh produce and essential supplies, we have partnered with Morrisons to provide next-day delivery for their food boxes, with our full one-hour delivery slot service,” DPD’s chief exeucitve Dwain McDonald said.
“It is hugely reassuring for people to see that they can order these goods easily and know exactly when they will be arriving.”
This partnership comes after the Department for Transport’s confirmed that logistics sector workers were essential, allowing DPD drivers to make these essential deliveries.
DPD is also now making thousands of additional deliveries for the NHS, GP surgeries and adult care homes.
It says it has delivered 10.3 million masks 6.7 million gloves and 5.2 million aprons for the NHS.
“I’m delighted to see the Government confirm the essential status of our industry at this difficult time. It is recognition of the role we are all playing in keeping supplies moving, while keeping our customers and our people safe.
“Our depot and hub teams have been fantastic. They are doing an incredible job and the feedback the drivers are receiving from their customers has been amazing. They are doing an essential job and it is hugely appreciated.”