Faro launches free home delivery service

Faro Council has teamed up with taxi company Rotáxi and food delivery platform comidas.pt to launch a free delivery service, allowing locals to have everything from food to medication delivered directly to their doorstep.

There will be no cost for clients or businesses, with the delivery fees being covered entirely by the council.

Says the local authority in a statement, the goal is to “support the local economy during the government-enforced lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic”.

The list of businesses that have joined the scheme as well as their contact information and schedules is available online at www.cm-faro.pt (search for ‘Serviço de Entrega de Bens ao Domicílio’).

Included are several restaurants as well as grocery stores, pastry shops, bakeries and pharmacies.

Food orders can be made directly on the comidas.pt website, where customers will find the full list of restaurants and eateries. Deliveries are made between noon and 2.30pm and between 7pm and 10.30pm.

A similar scheme was launched last month in Portimão, which also partnered with comidas.pt to provide free food deliveries. (click here)