The Student Volunteer Army has a Grocery Delivery Service operating in partnership with New World which we would like to share with the Grey Power regional teams and their networks.
The safe system and contactless delivery service sees orders being placed online via shop.sva.org.nz or via 0800 005 902 using a debit or credit card. Families of older people often order on their behalf. A screened and vetted volunteer collects the items from the supermarket and delivers them to the door. SVA then charges the pre-authorised credit card with the exact amount spent at the supermarket following delivery + a $6 delivery fee.
We imagine the service continuing to operate even as we go back to level 2 with a focus on social isolation and loneliness.
The service is available nationwide.
Information on the service is listed on the official covid19 website here: https://covid19.govt.nz/
individuals-and-households/ shopping/if-you-cant-get- essential-supplies/