Meat Box Gifting Scheme

The Cook family at Walter Rose and Son are delighted to announce that they have launched a Meat Box gifting scheme to help those most in need at this difficult time.

The Devizes-based butchers have set up a scheme where customers can buy Essentials Meat Packs in blocks of ten to be distributed to those who need them most.

The Essentials Meat Box, priced at £45 contains 12 Free Range Eggs, 500g Diced Pork, 8 Rashers of smoked back bacon, 8 Breakfast Sausages, 500g Beef Mince, 8 Faggots, a 1kg Boneless Pork Shoulder Joint, 4 6oz Beef Burgers and two pints of Berkley Farm Organic Cow’s Milk and is the best-selling meat box on the website at the moment.

Delivering Free to the Local Community


Walter Rose have been so impressed by the number of people willing to support the campaign and are very happy to be able to help those in need at this difficult time through the generosity of regular customers and local businesses in donating the boxes.
Walter Rose & Son will deliver the gifted Essentials Meat Boxes free of charge to the elderly and vulnerable as directed by local council community outreach teams in Wiltshire, Bath, Gloucestershire, Bristol and Somerset.



Many vulnerable people continue to struggle to get delivery slots with supermarket home delivery services. Walter Rose’s supply chain remains unaffected, enabling swift doorstep delivery, and getting vital supplies to those who need them most.
Jack Cook, Director at Walter Rose & Son said “Since we launched our purpose-built website to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen an unprecedented number of customers requesting free home delivery due to being in isolation. We have decided to introduce this gifting scheme to help the elderly and vulnerable in isolation who are struggling to make ends meet or secure an online food delivery in this desperate situation.



We have been overwhelmed with offers of support received so far and thank all of those who have donated vital supplies to those who need them most.” Walter Rose & Son are appealing to those who can comfortably afford it, to purchase ‘paid-forward’ Essentials Meat Boxes online to be gifted and distributed by the butchers through contactless delivery across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol and Somerset to those in vulnerable groups who need a helping hand at this difficult time.

Local business owners Rupert and Julia Middleton have kindly bought ten Essentials Meat Boxes to be distributed to those who need them, they said: “It is great to be part of this. For those of us lucky enough to isolate relatively easily it is good to have this very practical way to help others. Thank you Walter Rose for making it happen”.

Wiltshire Council are backing the scheme and Andrew Jack, Community Engagement Manager for Devizes concluded:
“Colleagues from Wiltshire Council and I are in touch with the 500+ groups that are working right now to support local communities and help provide essential food and provisions to residents having to stay at home. Between us, we can help to make sure these really useful boxes of supplies reach the families that need them the most and help to keep people going at this difficult time.”

Walter Rose continues to offer free delivery to customers all over the south of the UK and offers a completely contactless transaction.
The new website has been developed exclusively to manage the surge of orders during the Covid-19 pandemic to cope with unprecedented demand for efficient contactless delivery now the country is in lockdown.