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Money Mail today calls on the nation's supermarkets to do more to ensure the elderly and vulnerable can have food delivered to their homes.

by Arlene Howland (2020-05-15)

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We have now heard from hundreds of anxious readers who say they have been told to stay at home but cannot get an online supermarket delivery slot.

10 years agoAround 300 of your letters and emails have been pulled together into a damning dossier which we will send to all major supermarkets and a parliamentary inquiry into food supply during the pandemic.

Money Mail has also today produced a 'shopping list' of demands we believe will help society's most needy secure deliveries.






Vital: We have now heard from hundreds of anxious readers who say they have been told to stay at home but cannot get an online supermarket delivery slot


Supermarkets have so far hired extra staff and are making hundreds of thousands of extra deliveries in the lockdown.

However, last week Money Mail revealed how severely ill patients and their families had been unable to have their food delivered to their homes — despite receiving letters from the NHS informing them to 'shield' themselves for 12 weeks.






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Many were staying up into the early hours of the morning to try to secure a slot gambling machines. Hundreds of elderly and vulnerable readers have flooded our inbox with similar tales.

A survey by charity Independent Age poll has this week found that 52 per cent of over-65s have struggled to get the food they needed. 

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