The Victoria Pedicab Company is offering to shop and deliver needed groceries and supplies to homes in Victoria, Esquimalt and the Tillicum-Gorge area.
A donation of $10 or $20 is suggested, but if that’s not possible, “simply pay it forward another time,” Andrew Capeau, company president, said Thursday.
Capeau said the company will be following all health protocols for this service — maintaining physical distance, taking remote payments, leaving orders at the door for people who are self-isolating, and making sure those making deliveries are symptom free.
The company is not affiliated with any grocery chain but will be picking up most orders at the James Bay Thrifty Foods store, he said.
Goods will be delivered via an electric-assist pedicab.
Customers will need to provide an address, contact information and list of items wanted, including quantities, sizes and brand preferences. Because stock is limited in some cases, a call might follow to confer on what is available.
“Once the order is picked we will contact you about the total and let you know to expect the delivery shortly,” he said.
People can pay by e-transfer, credit card or cash.
“We expect some demand for this and hope to complete delivery the same day for orders received by noon,” Capeau said.
Please send all orders to email@example.com. If you do not have access to a computer, you can call 778-746-1248, Ext. 100 to leave a message for a return call.