Online food order and delivery service Just Eat has kicked off November with the unveiling of Takeaway Tuesdays for the five Tuesdays of the month.
To mark the first Tuesday in November, Just Eat joined the Peter McVerry Trust for a meal at its Youth Café to begin the month long campaign. As part of the initiative, Just Eat will donate 5% of the value of every order directly to the Peter McVerry Trust. Just Eat is supporting the charity’s ongoing work to provide housing solutions for young people experiencing homelessness.
The Peter McVerry Trust was responsible for launching Ireland’s first Youth Café in October 2015, offering an out-of-hours safe and supportive environment to children and young people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. The organisation operates Youth Café evenings with the young people and this provides them with access to advice on different areas such as wellbeing, cooking and help around living independently and seeking employment.
As part of the November campaign, Just Eat will support the Youth Café Evenings throughout the month with takeaway restaurant deliveries to the cafe and gift cards for each of the people who attend. In addition, Just Eat will support two of the evenings with guest speakers and surprises along the way.
Amanda Roche Kelly, Managing Director of Just Eat Ireland, said: “Just Eat is delighted to offer our support to Peter McVerry Trust. We’ve enjoyed getting to know the charity this year and collaborating on new initiatives for both of us. Through our Takeaway Tuesdays campaign we want to raise much needed funds for Peter McVerry Trust but also generate further awareness of the organisation and the great work that they do. Consumers will be kept up to date via the Just Eat blog throughout November.”
Anne Marie Connolly, Director of Fundraising of the Peter McVerry Trust, said: “We’re excited to be launching Takeaway Tuesdays for the month of November with Just Eat. Collaborating with Just Eat this year has been beneficial for us at Peter McVerry Trust because it allows us to generate a greater awareness of the issue of homelessness within a younger demographic in addition to raising vital funds to help us support people without a home. We’re looking forward to a busy November and I hope the public will support this wonderful initiative.”