A hugely popular Scottish deli and cafe has launched a selection of new care boxes to help donate to those who need them.

Billington’s of Lenzie say the new packages can be sent to friends, family or neighbours in need.

Priced from £10 to £60, the new boxes include essential items as available like bread, milk, eggs, fruit & vegetables, tinned produce, and treats.

Each box over £30 also has the option to include alcohol, with the £60 version offering beers, wines, and 20cl of the award-winning Lenzie Gin and two tonics.

In addition to the benefit of gifting, each buyer will also be donating £1 to the Aberlour Assistance Fund, which helps Scottish children living in poverty who are desperately in need.

Initially, co-founder Mark Billington said they are trialling the delivery service in the G66 area but hope to roll it out over Glasgow in the coming weeks.

He said: “We had lots of inquiries to deliver produce to family and friends that where self-isolating and supermarket slots fully booked for weeks.

Wife and co-founder Sue added: “We are ourselves having trouble with supply chain and we don’t always know what’s arriving day by day. The care boxes are filled with the produce available that day. The people receiving boxes have been so grateful and it’s great to be helping “

About The Author

Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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