Brakes joins forces with Bidfood to supply “vulnerable” people with food boxes

London, UK: Food wholesalers Brakes and Bidfood have joined forces to support a new government initiative to ensure that food supplies reach the country’s most vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.

The initiative involves the two companies working together to deliver potentially hundreds of thousands of weekly care packages across the country to people at high risk from the virus who are not able to get easy access to food at this time.

In a joint statement from Andrew Selley and Hugo Mahoney, chief executives of Bidfood and Brakes, the companies said: “During this national crisis, Bidfood and Brakes, the UK’s largest wholesalers, have joined forces to deliver weekly food and essential supply boxes to many of the 1.5m extremely vulnerable people in isolation.

“Moving at record pace, we have worked with government departments to create a service capable of reaching every corner of England, 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 food box delivery scheme for the extremely vulnerable has now also been rolled out by governments in Wales and Scotland.

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