Church of Scotland

Food and Shopping – Who’s Helping Out

Aldi – everyday, key workers will take priority in queues into the stores after showing ID. They can also gain early access on a Sunday, 30 minutes before opening time. Offering online essential food boxes, delivered for £24.99.

• Ashton Stores, Gourock – for home delivery to the local area T: 01475 634158.

• Belville Community Gardens – will supply food/hygiene boxes to those self-isolating who don’t have the means to order one, such as no internet, credit card, friends/relatives. If required, please call Belville on T: 01475 726034 with the name, address and telephone number of the person who requires delivery – include any allergies or items the person particularly needs. All details are deleted after delivery.

• Branchton Community Centre – providing soup and sandwich deliveries across Inverclyde. Also providing essential items like toiletries, tinned products and kids’ packs – has capacity for over 300 deliveries per day – T: 01475 638481.

• Colin Love Fishmonger, Kilmacolm – priority to elderly customers, should give 24-hour notice of when needed – T: 01505 872030.

• Co-op (All) – dedicated shopping hour for vulnerable customers, carers and NHS, 8am to 9am, Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 11am, Sunday.

• Co-op (Eldon Street) – volunteer-run delivery service for elderly and self-isolating ONLY – T: 01475 727762.

• Costcutter, Captain Street – delivery of essentials, free for people 70+ – T: 01475 731678 or order via

• Duncan Mackenzie Craft Butcher – free delivery available in Inverclyde, also has some essential food items in stock – T: 01475 791677, M: 07368 320423 or M: 07984 610921.

• Harry Lalley Day-Today – Delivery of essential items only and £5 minimum order due for free delivery – covering all of Greenock, Gourock, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay – M: 07867 492509 (Harry), T: 01475 632986 (Auchmead Road Store), T: 01475 631390 (Fife Road Store).

• Iceland – Exclusive opening for elderly, vulnerable and key workers during the first hour of opening every day. Online delivery slots added throughout the day.

• Inverclyde Community Development Trust – Lifeline shopping service – if you are self-isolating, unable to access your money and need food shopping, T: 01475 553353, 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

• Inverclyde Council – Priority delivery slots for people ‘shielding’ – contact the text service provided on the shielding letter or T: 01475 715274.

• Inverclyde Home Fresh – farmers’ market produce with no minimum order via email or text – £10 min order online. One man business, so currently needing one weeks’ notice for produce – free delivery to Inverclyde – M: 07412 013352,   E: or visit

• McCaskie Butchers, Wemyss Bay – for delivery service of butcher products, order online at or T: 01475 520192.

• M&S – Monday and Thursday elderly and vulnerable shopping mornings during the first hour of opening, plus Tuesday and Friday shopping mornings for NHS, emergency service, health and social care workers.

• Morrisons – has a dedicated first hour of opening for the elderly, vulnerable and NHS staff. Offering next day delivery of approximately 30 essential items. To place an order T: 0345 611 6111 option 5 and pay using contactless at the door. Online delivery available – meat, family, vegetarian, gluten free and Ramadan food boxes available from £35 (online only).

• M.v.m Fruit and Veg – telephone orders only – must leave name, address, order details and postcode – T: 01475 785000.

• Parklea Branching Out – Food Boxes delivered to those in isolation – T: 01475 744516.

• Phil’s Bakery, Gourock – baked goods delivered – T: 01475 630679.

• Premier, Sinclair Street – offering deliveries – T: 01475 808030.

• Robert Alexander Butcher – free delivery service only throughout Inverclyde – order online at or T: 01475 741399.

• Sainsburys – elderly and vulnerable shopping hours, 8am to 9am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. NHS and social care workers can shop from 7.30am to 8am, Monday to Saturday.

• Tesco, Port Glasgow and Greenock – elderly shopping hours, 9am to 10am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday – NHS mornings on Tuesday and Thursday. As well as priority hours, they are giving NHS, emergency service and care workers priority access to stores to help them shop when they have the time. They have to go to the front of the queue with valid ID to enter.

• The Platter Merchant, Fishmongers – deliveries only – M: 07725 348160.