Deliveroo gives 500,000 free meals to NHS workers fighting Covid-19
Deliveroo has teamed up with restaurants to thank and support NHS workers
Deliveroo are giving away half a million free meals to NHS workers fighting the Coronavirus epidemic.
They've requested meal donations from restaurants, which they will then deliver to NHS staff – provided they're within the existing delivery catchment area. The delivery company has reached out to hospitals to find where the need is greatest, and reached out to a variety of large restaurant chains for large-scale donations.
They have plans to deliver to hospitals, primary care sites and field hospitals, like the new Nightingale Hospital at the ExCel centre in east London.
Will Shu, CEO and founder of Deliveroo, said: ‘Those in the NHS working night and day to save lives are the real heroes of this crisis, and we want to do our small part to support them and the vulnerable who aren’t able to leave their homes.'
A number of restaurants have stepped in to help, but so far Pizza Hut is leading the way. The fast food restaurant has offered 300,000 free meals, including pizza, pasta, salad and other options. Admirably, Pizza Hut have also made a financial donation to help Deliveroo fund deliveries.
Substantial donation offers have also come in from Itsu, German Doner Kebab, Lewis Hamilton’s plant-based Neat Burger restaurant and many more.
Deliveroo are already offering free meals to hotels housing homeless people during the epidemic. This new development shows that this is a company going all out to help the nation through this disastrous period.