There are many reasons for having your groceries delivered to you during the COVID-19 crisis, instead of going out to shop yourself:
- You may be self-isolating because you are ill with COVID-19, or suspect you may be ill.
- You may be self-isolating because you have recently returned home from travel.
- You may be concerned about going out in public and catching the virus.
- You may be committed to minimizing your time in public to reduce the spread of the disease.
There are a number of food delivery initiatives in place right now. We are working to pull together all the information for you. Here’s what we’ve got so far. However, this page is likely not comprehensive.
(If you are a major grocery store, or your organization delivers food for other businesses than your own, please email information to us so we can add it to this page. If your businesses delivers only your own products, please fill in this form to be listed in our Open for Business section.)
Major Grocery Stores
IGA (Upper Gibsons)
If you need to get groceries shopped for you, for pickup or delivery, IGA Gibsons is taking orders through email. Please organize your order as follows. (Please do not take photos of the website order. Just send an email.)
Meat and Seafood:
Deli and Bakery:
Please provide brand names if preferred, and size of item if it varies. If you don’t want substitutions, please make it very clear.
Please email your order into IGA at IGA056@igabc.com. Within 24 hours, IGA will have shopped your order for you and they will call you when it’s ready for payment and pickup.
If you need delivery, Persephone Beer Farm can deliver it for you. The suggested donation is $10 within Gibsons, and $15 to Sechelt. If you are in financial need, you can have the groceries delivered for free by Persephone. Call 1-778-462-3007 and press 2 for the tasting room. They will arrange the grocery pickup at IGA and deliver for you.
We don’t have information yet for this store.
IGA (Wilson Creek)
The Wilson Creek location of IGA offers online shopping, where they will prepare your order for you to pick up. They have partnered with Haley GM and other volunteers to shop and deliver groceries. Orders must be paid for by credit card. Delivery is free.
While orders can be placed through the website, that is booked a week out. Alternatives are to email to IGA053@igabc.com or phone 604-885-6331.
Ordering by Email
- Please put in the subject line: Order for (your name) and either FOR PICKUP or FOR DELIVERY.
- If requesting delivery, you must provide your name, phone number and delivery address.
- List all items and be specific. (For example, don’t just say “a can of beans” but “Organic Pinto Beans” and the size of the can.)
Ordering by Phone
- If ordering by phone, you can call as early as 6 am to place orders.
Picking up your Order
Volunteers put the orders together from 10 am to approximately 1 or 2 pm so pickup or delivery is in the late afternoon. Once the order is put together, you will be called for your credit card information.
If picking up, call the store when you arrive in the parking lot and give them information about what you are driving. You can open your trunk and they will come out and put the groceries in the trunk for you.
Clayton’s Heritage Market (Sechelt)
From their website on April 10, 2020:
“If people are isolating but able to drive, we can shop orders for them (for an additional fee), and they can drive down to the store where orders can be placed in their vehicle. See our section on shopping/delivery. Presently there may be up a 1 – 3 day wait for grocery pick-ups.
If you are unable to shop in the store nor arrange pickup for your groceries, we can both shop orders for you and deliver them to you—additional fees for shopping and delivery apply. See our section on shopping/delivery. Presently there may be a 1 – 3 day wait for deliveries.
Heather’s Your Independent Grocer (Sechelt)
Delivery is not offered. However, you can use the PC Express online shopping program and pick up your grocery order at the store. Set up an online account, choose your grocery items, and select a date and time for pickup.
IGA (Pender Harbour)
We don’t have information yet for this store.
Fee of $20 per hour, $10 minimum per delivery, plus $0.90 per km.
Will deliver coast wide, from Port Mellon to Egmont.
Download the app through the link on their website to order deliveries through Coastal Rides.
Dial A Delivery
Minimum delivery fee of $15 within 5km. Delivery fee increases with distance over 5km. Delivers from Roberts Creek to Madeira Park.
Sunshine Coast Air
Sunshine Coast air provides air transportation for any emergency travel or supply delivery. The charter rate is $595/hr. www.sunshinecoastair.com
Other Sunshine Coast Businesses
The Open for Business section of our website lists many of the Sunshine Coast businesses which are still open and serving customers, either through delivery, pickups at the door and/or in-store shopping. This list includes restaurants, specialty food stores, small food markets and other retail and service businesses.