AN office supplies company is delivering vital goods for free to vulnerable residents during the coronavirus outbreak.

Office Bridge Group, based on Dewar Court in Astmoor, Runcorn, is loading its vans with essential items.

Owner of the group Mike Astbury says the not-for-profit idea came to fruition upon finding supermarket shelves ransacked while trying to source office products.

The 41-year-old said: "Our company is helping those who have no choice but to isolate such as the elderly and people with immune deficiencies by using the company van to bring them provisions.

"We want to give back to the community who have helped us.

"It’s about putting a smile on people’s faces."

The company has already had a couple of dozen orders and hope that other businesses will follow suit in helping their communities.