Just Eat revealed this week that it will deliver free meals to vulnerable people and those who have been isolated following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK.
As the crisis continues to develop in the UK, many people are vulnerable to the illness and have had to take special care when social distancing.
The UK government introduced stricter lockdown rules last month to ensure everyone follows social distancing rules.
With many finding themselves isolated and lonely during a time of significant uncertainty, Just Eat has teamed up with the charity FoodCycle to deliver food parcels to those most in need.
The service will be supported by delivery partner Stuart, Just Eat said.
In addition to this measure to help those impacted by the virus, Just Eat recently introduced discounted meals for NHS workers.
“As the UK’s leading food delivery business, we’re committed to doing our bit and supporting the vulnerable in our communities,” Andrew Kenny, UK Managing Director at Just Eat, said in a statement.
“With millions doing the right thing and staying at home, this service has never been more important. We are proud to be able to provide continued support to FoodCycle, and make a difference for those who need it the most,” Andrew Kenny continued.
David Saenz, Chief Operating Officer at Stuart, also provided a comment: “We are excited to be partnering with FoodCycle and Just Eat to help deliver meals to the most vulnerable members of the community in Birmingham. Being able to work together with our courier partners on such a rewarding mission is a privilege. At a time like this, we are thrilled to contribute to all of the efforts being made UK-wide to support each other.”
FoodCycle usually provides community meals using surplus food, but the service has now been adapted to adhere to the UK’s social distancing rules.
The service will now be delivery-only and will provide food parcels made up of donated surplus food.