COMMUNITIES have been getting local produce delivered to them in a time of need.

Worcester Produce, based in Pershore have teamed up with Clive’s of Cropthorne and offers contact free home deliveries, ensuring everybody has access to quality kitchen basics.

Rich Clive from Clive’s Of Cropthorne said: “The response has been fantastic. We are doing it by ourselves and with Worcester Produce. It’s extremely important, especially for people who are self isolating. Hopefully we are going above and beyond to keep people going.”

“It’s quite nice because everything we use is local, as much as we can. With our meat side we use farmers. It’s great to be working with another local company and supply to people who are in great need. Everybody has got to work together. We are lucky we are one of the businesses who can help.”

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Worcester Produce usually only deliver produce to businesses across the midlands, however to help the local community get through this difficult period of time, both companies are delivering fresh produce, kitchen essentials and meat boxes to residents in Worcester, Pershore, Evesham and the surrounding Villages.

Izzy Lavery from Worcester Produce, Pershore said: “Originally it was for over 70s but now it’s everybody. It started off quite small and since then we’ve had about 200 phone within an hour. We are just trying to make sure we can actually do it. If we have got it in stock, we’ll deliver it.”

The company have dealt with a lot of key workers including school staff and have delivered to schools so the staff don’t have to go shopping after work.

“And a lot of them are people who are struggling to get out out to supermarkets or are not able to leave the house because they have other illnesses.

The companies will leave deliveries on doorsteps or safe locations chosen by the customers.