Asda has launched a ‘volunteer shopping card’ to make shopping easier for the vulnerable who are self-isolating. The card is a contact free way for them to get a delivery from a volunteer.
In a continued effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the volunteer shopping card provides an easy solution for those self-isolating to pay for shopping, without the added hassle or risk of using cash or debit cards.
It gives customers confidence that they don’t need to share card details, whilst reducing contact with volunteers who are helping to drop much needed essentials straight the doorsteps of those in need, as safely as possible.
Roger Burnley, CEO and President of Asda, said: “We are continuing to work around the clock to look for new ways to support communities through COVID-19.
“Over the last two weeks we’ve brought in over 50 million core essentials for our customers. We have also made over 37,000 deliveries to our stores, ensuring our shops are safe and well stocked for our customers to visit.
“We are working with DEFRA on ensuring the most vulnerable in society have access to food, as well as encouraging those who can shop in stores to do so – so that we can focus our growing online capacity on those who do need to stay indoors.