// M&S has released food boxes packed with essentials to support vulnerable customers unable to pop into stores
// The boxes are filled with staple products
Marks & Spencer has launched new online “food boxes” to help vulnerable customers find kitchen essentials amid the coronavirus pandemic.
M&S said it will give priority to customers over 70, identified via its loyalty scheme Sparks, who may be finding it more challenging to buy essentials.
The boxes are filled with over 20 kitchen and household essentials, from pasta, rice, curries and cooking sauces to sweets, and is priced at £30.
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The retailer has also offered a contact-free delivery option to ensure maximum safety measures for its colleagues and customers.
The news comes after the government announced a full lockdown and demanded that the public stay home unless for essential shopping or exercise.
However, while M&S launches online food boxes to ensure customers stay home, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Iceland last week urged “healthy” shoppers to travel into supermarkets as often as they can so that delivery slots are made available for the elderly and vulnerable.