Expats around the world know how good it feels to receive a food parcel from home. Now they can return the favor and get great Irish food delivered to their loved ones, by Tesco, with over-65’s deliveries totally free.

The Irish supermarket has launched a new initiative offering free deliveries for over-65s when they shop online or even better when someone sends them a food care parcel.

Over the decades every emigrant’s day has been brightened by receiving a care package from home with nostalgic tasty treats. And every emigrant and regular visitor to Ireland can recall that joy of sitting down to a homemade wholesome Irish meal around a table of loved ones. Now it’s payback time!

Now you can have your loved one’s favorite foodie treats delivered to their homes and what’s even better is that if those extra special loved ones are over 65, food packages will be delivered for free.

Of course, apart from the excellent possibilities for gift giving, this new free delivery for over-65s also means that the weekly shop will become less of a chore for those who haven’t already shifted to shopping online. Perhaps if you know an over-65-year-old who could benefit you should introduce them. Visit Tesco.ie for more or call +353 51 339 890 from the US.

Tesco is the first retailer in Ireland to provide free grocery home shopping delivery for over-65s. These deliveries will operate across Ireland six days a week from 3pm to 7pm, from Monday to Saturday subject to a minimum spend of ($57.47) €50.   

Tesco Ireland is delivering for free to over 65-year-olds.

Tesco Ireland is delivering for free to over 65-year-olds.

Speaking in support of the new service, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys said, “Government welcomes innovation in our retail sector and this is a good example of combining technology with social good.  It is positive to see an age-friendly initiative that aims to assist older people across the country.  This Tesco initiative will be great for older people, especially in rural areas.  It also means that not having to spend time shopping gives people more time to spend in their communities.  Tesco’s policy is a recognition of that, giving older people the freedom to prioritize family and friends.”

Ruairi Twomey, Marketing Director, Tesco Ireland said, “At Tesco, we believe that even the little things make all the difference so this new extension of our home delivery service helps older members of our community avail of free delivery of their weekly shopping. This will be highly beneficial especially as we enter the colder months. This way we can be sure older members of our community get the very best food in the manner most convenient to them.”

Since 2014, Tesco has supported over 11,000 community projects across Ireland with €3 million in donations for schools, animal shelters, sports groups and care centers through the Tesco Community Fund and supported over 350 causes nationwide with 6 million meals in surplus food donations.

For more information visit Tesco.ie.