Courier delivers community spirit

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Kevin Italiano and his son, Thomas, are delivering take-away for free to people who are sick or elderly.
Camera IconKevin Italiano and his son, Thomas, are delivering take-away for free to people who are sick or elderly. Credit: Picture: Briana Fiore

Harvey Courier is ramping up its services in this time of need — offering free delivery of takeaway orders and groceries to elderly people or people in isolation in the Harvey area.

The small business owners, Catherine and Kevin Italiano, said the idea came from seeing how the pandemic had progressed and what it meant for struggling community members.

“We just thought about how hard it would be for someone who was isolating to get food, so we decided to start this initiative,” Mrs Italiano said.

“The health and wellbeing of the elderly and isolated is our highest priority.”

The helping hand project works by offering a contactless delivery — similar to an uber eats service but with extra safety precautions.

People can order through a partnered business, pay over the phone and then the Harvey Courier team will be contacted and can drop off the delivery in the Harvey area free of charge.

Their son, Thomas, also helps out in the family business and said it was important to give back.

“Harvey is such a small community and it is vital that we help each other when we can,” he said.

Mr Italiano said they would leave a box of produce at the door and the recipient would receive a call or text to let them know their order had arrived.

He said all safety protocols were taken into account and guidelines were being followed.

The generous team said they would continue to offer support to the Harvey community for as long as there was a need.

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