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With University students stranded in halls of residence, as a result of Covid-19 a local food delivery service has decided to offer a service which delivers fresh food to the students.

Eamon Breen, Roadrunner Shopping.
Eamon Breen, Roadrunner Shopping.

Roadrunner owned by Eamon Breen are offering relatives of students the opportunity to purchase a student food bundle or a customised basket to be delivered fresh from local suppliers directly to the student accommodation. To make the ordering of supplies as easy as possible there is Roadrunner App or alternatively orders can be placed at:  WWW.ROADRUNNERSHOPPING.COM 

As a former student who lived for several years in the student Holylands area of Belfast, Eamon said that he understood from first hand experience, that when living away from home you can sometimes end up living on bare basics, but at least you could get out to socialise, which strangely enough could make the lack of food less of an issue.

A selection of ready meals on offer
A selection of ready meals on offer

In consideration of students who are having to isolate, Eamon took the initiative to make a financial contribution from his own business and contacted some of his local suppliers for food donations. Although many Northern Ireland businesses are finding trading conditions challenging at this time, Eamon was impressed by the response  and said that individual businesses, for example, Ballylisk Dairies, Cunningham Butchers in Kilkeel, Dailyfresh, French Village, and Mourne eggs as well as other suppliers donated produce. 

.. and that essential fresh fruit.
.. and that essential fresh fruit.

Roadrunner shopping is supporting local farmers and food businesses and delivers fresh, high quality food, direct from the supplier to the door. The service provides a vital support to the vulnerable and shielding, as well as the elderly, and has been expanding the range of delivery area, which currently covers from Newry to Belfast and surrounding areas.

This service is available to everyone and orders placed before 12 noon have the option for next day delivery. The “food to students” story was picked up by the Nolan show, and following a live interview, Roadrunner received a generous contribution from the University College Union at Queen’s and this money was used to purchased food, which was straightaway delivered to students. The total value of food delivered exceeded £2500 and is testament to the Northern Ireland community spirit. 

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