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Help to get food

Due to Covid many residents are staying at home. This is due to being clinically extremely vulnerable or self-isolating. For these people it can be difficult to get food and household supplies, especially when home delivery slots at supermarkets are hard to schedule.

Many local independent businesses are now offering a delivery service on a wide range of products, from fresh produce and meat, to fish, dairy goods and ready meals.

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  • Are you struggling to book a food delivery slot with a major supermarket? Read our guidance.
  • Are you struggling to book a food delivery slot and/or struggling to afford food at the moment? Read our guidance.

Supermarkets and online shopping deliveries

The safest way to buy food and supplies for your household at this time is to purchase them online through major supermarket’s websites.

We do realise that this may be very difficult at this time as demand for food deliveries is currently very high.

If you are a volunteer or you are a neighbour, friend or family member getting shopping for people, The Royal Voluntary Service and NHS have pulled this guide together to help show the different payment options available for shopping.

Are you pregnant or have children under four and are on benefits?

The Healthy Start scheme helps you give your family the very best in life. If you are pregnant or have a child under four years old you could qualify to get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods.

If you think this may apply to you please visit Healthy Start.

Local food deliveries

If you are struggling to secure a delivery slot with one of the major supermarkets there are some local businesses running food delivery services.

Brakes food shop

Browse a range of over 6000 products including bread, dairy, desserts, drinks, snacks, store cupboard items, meat & poultry, frozen vegetables, ready meals and more.
Place an order online anytime and choose their delivery day from those available.

Beelivery

Deliver a wide range of groceries in as little as 30-90 minutes using local, crowd-sourced drivers.

  • Covering areas: Eastcote, Ruislip, Northwood, Pinner, Harrow.
  • Website: www.beelivery.com

Daisy’s In The Park

Launched a new delivery service delivering to HA4, HA5, HA6 on Monday and Thursdays (orders must be received before 12pm the day before to ensure delivery).

Doves Farm (Gluten Free)

Freee by Doves Farm Gluten Free Food Box

Govinda’s Catering

Provide food for the Avanti School Trust, have launched a paid meal delivery service. All food is vegetarian and doesn’t contain onion or garlic.

Green Grow Sirs

Deliver fresh fruit and vegetables across North West London (have emailed for specifics on what postcodes they serve). They are offering contact free delivery.

Harrow Fruits

Harrow Fruits deliver fresh fruit and vegetables to HA0, HA1, HA2, HA3, HA4 and HA5. They do not publish a price list, they inform customers of prices on the day of expected delivery, customers can then decide if they want to proceed, amend or cancel the order.

Payment is taken as cash on delivery.

Harrow’s Meals on Wheels

Now open to private customers. They are able to deliver meals that can be tailored to suit anybody with ethnic requirements and health conditions such as diabetes and any other medical conditions.

Hodges Fishmongers

Deliver fresh fish to Eastcote, Ruislip, Northwood, Pinner and Harrow. Can prepare cooked dishes to requirements.

Love Me Tender

Fresh fruit, vegetable and herb boxes.

Miriam’s Munchies

Offering home deliveries to HA1, HA2 and HA3 of milk, eggs, sourdough bread, pastries, cakes and other local products.

Valimex

Based in Park Royal offering free local delivery of fruit, veg and dairy box deliveries.

Zakariya Halal Meat

Offering Halal HMC approved meat, Asian grocery items, frozen food and fresh fruit and vegetables.

They are offering delivery to different areas on different days.

  • On Monday they deliver to North Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Sudbury, South Harrow, West Harrow and Rayners Lane.
  • On Wednesday they deliver to Harrow Wealdstone, Edgware and Stanmore.
  • On Friday they deliver to Pinner, Hatch End and Ruislip. Orders need to be made 24 hours in advance of delivery.
  • Visit their Facebook page

Oaklands Food

Delivering frozen ready meals.

Wiltshire Farms

Frozen ready meals & desserts.

Food deliveries by volunteer groups

The following services are run by local voluntary organisations to help those who may be struggling to afford food for their household during this time.

HelpHarrow

Harrow Council along with a number of local voluntary sector organisations have come together to form a partnership to support the residents of Harrow who are unable to access food supplies during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

HelpHarrow allows residents in need of food to register with an account to make food requests online.

Please note that you will need to provide details about your household's current situation, food allergies or dietary needs and your local GP/Hospital details.

You can register online at HelpHarrow.

My Yard (South Harrow)

Community food project for Grange Farm Estate. They are distributing shopping bags of surplus and meals cooked by a local takeaway looking for drivers and can help those in need. Mostly in South Harrow.

OneForty (West Harrow)

Community space including some surplus food distribution. Open at limited times to distribute food and so best to check our Facebook page for specific opening times which vary according to food availability.

Harrow Food Bank

In order to provide the most appropriate help for your circumstances we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher.

The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis.

Agencies we work with include: Citizens Advice, housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services and some local charities.

  • This voucher can then be redeemed at one of their collection points which can be shown on their website harrow.foodbank.org.uk

Harrow Carers

Particular support for food for elderly caring for each other or isolated with no support system, i.e family friends or neighbours that can shop on their behalf, or deliver food/essentials to them on a weekly basis.

  • Call: 0208 868 5224
  • Location: 376 to 378 Pinner Road, North Harrow HA2 6DZ
  • Website: www.harrowcarers.org

Romanian and Eastern European Hub

We provide free support and advice to vulnerable Eastern Europeans living in Harrow, Brent, Barnet, Enfield and beyond.

View the Romanian and Eastern European Hub leaflet for more information.