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Wholesale food distributors

Care services that are struggling with food supplies during the Covid-19 outbreak, can find local wholesale food distributors online.

Many wholesalers are also opening up their services to the general public during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Food2care is a new online food service for care homes. It can be searched by postcode and is a joint initiative between the Federation of Wholesale Distributors, Foodservice Online and iWeb. This website is being updated with additional distributors on a regular basis.

Local Food Drops is a website of wholesale food distributors. The site is searchable by postcode so that care providers can find wholesalers operating in their area.

Key wholesalers include:§

JJ Foodservice

Areas covered: Aston, Bristol, Doncaster, Leicester, Manchester, Sidcup, Basingstoke, Dagenham, Leeds, Enfield, Newcastle


Brakes offer Care Home Support Service and click and collect.

Areas with click and collect sites: Aylesford, Wembley, Hemsworth, Tamworth, Newhouse, Reading, Bristol, Warrington, Harlow and Thorpe.

Creed Foodservice

Areas covered: National coverage, plus outlets in Gloucestershire, Derbyshire, Buckinghamshire – national coverage

Dunsters Farm Food

Area covered: North of England

Butlers Larder

Areas covered: Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cumbria and areas of West Yorkshire

Savona Foodservice

Area covered: South West England 

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Woods Food Service

Areas covered: Central London and surrounding areas


Area covered: National

Oncore Foodservices

Area covered: North West

Fresh Pastures

Area covered: North of England and Midlands