Adam Murray used social media to let customers in Barrow-in-Furness know he was willing to make deliveries personally
Supermarkets are set to receive a list of vulnerable people to prioritise for delivery this weekend
An Aldi store manager has been delivering food in his own time to help vulnerable customers get essential supplies without venturing out of their home.
Adam Murray took to social media to let customers in Barrow-in-Furness know he was willing to make deliveries personally to those isolating during the coronavirus lockdown.
“I’m offering my help and support to anyone who can’t get out to get food, drink etc and will deliver to anyone who needs help,” he wrote.
“All you need to do is PM me what you need as well as your address and postcode and I’ll do my very best to deliver your food straight to your door after I finish work.
“Please all share this and get this out there, as this is a time to give back to the community and we all need to work together,” he added.
Karen Cathrine Duff, isolating because she suffers from emphysema, posted thanking the store manager.
“He went above and beyond, even cheered me up with flowers and toilet rolls,” she said. “Thank you again.”
Sharing the posts on Facebook, Aldi said: “We’re so proud of everything our colleagues do. Adam is just one of the many wonderful people we pride ourselves on at Aldi, especially when we hear about how they’re going above and beyond. If you know someone like Adam, let us know! #BeMoreLikeAdam.”
Environment secretary George Eustice yesterday paid tribute to the food industry “heroes” working around the clock to keep the nation fed, praising their “extraordinary response” in an open letter.