THE Co-op in Wem is now taking orders for delivery from vulnerable people and the elderly, or those who cannot get out.

Residents wishing to use this service should contact the store, and send details including a shopping list, name and address as well as a contact number.

A member of staff will give them a call, let them know how much their order is and if there is the stock in store or if anything else is needed.

One of the store's volunteers will then deliver to the door and take payment in cash. The shop say will soon be able to take payment over the phone.

The scheme is being run by Wem Eating Well, a project set up before the COVID-19 pandemic.

A spokesman for the project said: "Wem Eating Well is a new project based in Wem bringing together a number of different food projects and was just getting going when the COVID-19 outbreak changed our priorities.

"We are working with volunteers from Wem Food Hub, and Wem Scouts to bring a delivery services from the Co-op to those who cannot get out or are most vulnerable and need it at this time.

"Please bare with us this week and over the weekend by next week the store should have the technology in place to take payment over the phone which means volunteers can help out more.

"The phone is very busy at the Co-op so initially please place orders by email to the store.

"If you are ordering for someone else please make this clear in the email and include your phone number and that of the customer."

To contact the Co-op, email