Woolworths to provide ‘Coronavirus Care Packages’ filled with toilet paper, pasta and more to elderly shoppers
'As you'd expect these packages will include some of the things people have been panic buying, like toilet roll and pasta.’
By Amy Sinclair
March 18 2020
Woolworths has announced that it will start handing out ‘Care Packages’ to elderly shoppers and those with a disability as the country’s coronavirus shopping crisis worsens.
From Thursday, vulnerable shoppers will be able to buy the packs - filled with essential groceries, including hard-to-find items such toilet paper - from the customer service desk at their local Woolworths.
To access the packs, elderly shoppers and those with a disability simply have to show their government concession bard.
Says Woolworths managing director Claire Peters: ‘As you'd expect these packages will include some of the things people have been panic buying, like toilet roll and pasta.’
It comes just a day after the supermarket announced that it would now offer a ‘dedicated hour’ of shopping for elderly shoppers and those with a disability between 7am and 8am.
Originally published on New Idea Food.
Amy Sinclair is a former editor who loves all things food, cooking and eating - especially the eating! When she's not looking after her three children, you'll find her in the kitchen or busily hiding online shopping purchases from her husband.