Baker Direct, a new online directory of British and Irish bakeries that are making home deliveries during the COVID-19 emergency has launched today at: https://bakerdirect.org.uk/ by key bakery stakeholders.
Baker Direct is a very easy to use website. Simply pop in your postcode to find your local bakers that are making home deliveries, what they sell and how to order from them. Then sit back, stop worrying about food shortages and wait for your freshly baked goods to arrive. The site also lists many bakeries that deliver nationwide.
Baker Direct is supported by bakery trade groups The British Baking Society, the Craft Bakers Association, Scottish Bakers and baking trade magazines British Baker and Bakery Business.
All have urged their members and readers to register with the site at https://bakerdirect.org.uk/register-a-bakery if they are shifting operations to feeding their local communities during the Coronavirus outbreak. Registration is free of charge. Baker Direct is a not-for-profit service.
As orders from their usual customers like restaurants, hotels and schools, disappeared overnight, many wholesale bakeries shifted production to keeping their local populations fed. With the UK and Ireland now in total lockdown, retail bakeries soon followed with delivery services for their housebound customers.
New bakery home delivery services are now springing up all over Ireland and the UK every day. Baker Direct launched with over sixty bakeries listed, a number that grows by the hour. The site aims to give British and Irish households a quick and easy way to find, connect and order from them.