It said: “We expect this service to be busy, so you might not be able to book a slot straight away.
“But we’ll continue to prioritise you and make slots available to book each week, so please bear with us and keep trying.”
Initially Sainsbury’s was the first and only supermarket to dedicate all its home delivery slots to the needy.
However, the supermarket was inundated with request for deliveries.
Now, other supermarkets can help bear the strain by using the government’s data.
The emails suggest those on the governments database will be contacted by supermarkets. They will be elligable to one delivery per week from one supermarket.