Deliveroo pledges to deliver hundreds of thousands of free meals to NHS workers

Frontline staff working in the areas most affected by Covid-19 and rising hospital admission will be targeted by the campaign. 

James McKay
5 November 2020

Other companies such as Pizza Hut and Rosa’s Thai Cafe will also be supporting the cause.

Deliveroo is relaunching it’s ‘Supporting the NHS’ campaign with a commitment to deliver hundreds of thousands of free, hot meals to frontline NHS staff in the hospitals most affected by the ongoing pandemic and rising admissions.

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The company has been delivering meals to staff at the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and, starting today, will deliver free food to NHS workers in London, Liverpool and Birmingham – expanding to other hospitals in coming weeks.

Frontline staff working in the areas most affected by Covid-19 and rising hospital admission will be targeted by the campaign.

Other companies such as Pizza Hut and Rosa’s Thai Cafe will be supporting the cause by donating hundreds of meals a day.

Half a million pounds is also being given in donations to NHS Trusts across the country after being raised by generous consumers and partners.

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Thank you.

Secretary of State of Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock responded to the news; “As we go into this new period of tighter restrictions, our incredible NHS staff need all of our support.

“I know just how much the public support meant to our workforce in the first peak, so I am very pleased that Deliveroo will once again be providing free food to our incredible workforce working on the frontline to keep us safe.

“I want to say thank you Deliveroo and thanks to all Deliveroo’s customers for supporting our NHS.”

Will Shu, founder and CEO of Deliveroo, said: “People always rely on the NHS in winter, and this year perhaps more than ever. NHS workers will play an invaluable role in keeping us and our loved ones safe. That’s why we are relaunching our campaign to deliver free meals to healthcare workers and vulnerable people.

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“We want to make this small gesture of our enormous gratitude for all those working in healthcare. As a British business we feel duty-bound to use our network and partners to support the NHS and vulnerable groups who will be impacted by this crisis.”

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