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Deliveroo has announced that it will offer 70,000 £10 discount vouchers to NHS staff and will deliver another 100,000 free meals throughout June. 

The company has already delivered 500,000 free meals to NHS staff working on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic and other vulnerable groups

Now 70,000 NHS workers with a Deliveroo account will receive a £10 discount voucher so they are able to order from their favourite local restaurant and eat from the comfort of their own home.

Thanks to the kindness of its customers and restaurant partners who donated the free meals, frontline NHS staff across 103 cities and 1,000 hospital sites in the UK have enjoyed free meals from 43 restaurant partners. The free meals have been delivered by hundreds of Deliveroo riders and couriers who have travelled more than 10,000 miles during the course of NHS deliveries. 

25,000 meal deliveries have been made to NHS staff in Manchester including staff at Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Saint Mary’s Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital.

In total, 43 restaurant partners donated free meals to the campaign, with Pizza Hut the lead partner. Other lead partners include: German Doner Kebab, Nando’s, KFC, Itsu, Burger King, Neat Burger, Bella Italia, Chilango, Shake Shack, Leon, Tortilla, Dishoom and Mildreds.

Corporate donors have also given generously to Deliveroo’s campaign. 

American Express joined forces to ensure Deliveroo could deliver all 500,000 meals whilst  corporate partners including the Reuben Foundation have funded thousands of vouchers for NHS workers to enable them to order free meals to their homes.

“We are incredibly proud to have delivered half a million free meals to NHS staff and hospitals across the UK, and we’re pleased to be able to keep going,” said Deliveroo founder and CEO Will Shu.

“This is all thanks to our dedicated riders, the generosity of our restaurant partners and of course our customers who have donated so much.This is a small gesture of thanks for NHS staff’s huge efforts. They have worked night and day to save lives and protect us all. As the founder of a British business, nothing makes me more proud than to use the network we have built to thank the NHS and their staff, who are the real heroes of this crisis.” 

Deliveroo will continue to fundraise in-app. Any excess funding not spent on food or delivery will be given directly to selected NHS Trusts.

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