I love this idea. Logistically it’s probably impossible, at least in the near future. I’m sure Huel had a plan to scale up their production, but over the next few years, not the next few weeks.
Huel could (maybe) increase their incoming raw materials by 10x, but they can’t increase their output by 10x. Even if they immediately hired 10x more staff, they don’t have the equipment.
It’s like how people expect the supermarkets to smoothly switch to home deliveries. Unless we all pray to the God of Refrigerated Vans, they simply can’t.
Hopefully there are things Huel can do, and they’re doing it. I really hope so. And there are things all of us can do too, especially if we have our own transport and are not particularly vulnerable to the virus.
NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an ‘army’ of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Our doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people in to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.