Shopping during #Covid19

a range of food in cans, jars and packets


As we head towards a potential lockdown, it’ll be important to ensure you have the necessary essentials in your homes to see you through.

A few of our recent callers have asked what food and other items they should have at home during this time.

Below is a suggested list of items you may want to store in your cupboards. The Government and supermarkets are putting measures in place to make sure that the is enough in the shops to meet everybody’s needs.

Some supermarkets and local shops will also do home delivery and there are community volunteers in many areas who will do your shopping for you if you aren’t able to.


  • Tins of soup
  • Cuppa soup sachets 
  • Tins of vegetables 
  • Tinned fruit
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Baked beans
  • Cereals (e.g. Weetabix, cornflakes..)
  • Squash 
  • Bottled water
  • Milk 
  • Bread
  • Potatoes
  • UHT / long-life milk
  • Tea/coffee/sugar
  • Nuts/nut bars
  • Pasta sauce

Frozen items:

  • Vegetables 
  • Chips
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Microwave meals
  • Quorn/meat-free alternatives


  • Soap
  • Handwash
  • Toilet rolls
  • Shampoo / conditioner 
  • Sanitary products 
  • Tissues
  • Hand cream/moisturiser

Other items:

  • Washing powder
  • Black bags

If you have difficulty getting out to the shops please let us know.  We will do our best to put you in touch with local support in your area.

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