Deliveroo serves thousands of free meals to NHS workers across Portsmouth

A FOOD delivery service has been delivering meals for free to healthcare workers.

Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 12:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 5:30 pm
Deliveroo is coming to Haywards Heath. Photo by Mikael Buck / Deliveroo

Deliveroo has delivered thousands of meals to NHS workers across Portsmouth, as part of its pledge to make 500,000 free meals available to frontline NHS workers and vulnerable groups across the UK.

It has been making weekly deliveries from KFC and Burger King to healthcare workers and medical professionals working in Portsmouth-based hospitals, over the past month, set to continue over the coming weeks.

It has already delivered 200,000 meals to NHS hospitals across the UK and has raised £1.5m from customer donations and corporate funding to support free meals for NHS workers.

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Lead corporate partner American Express joined forces to ensure Deliveroo is in a position to deliver all 500,000 meals for free to NHS staff in their workplace.

It has also offered £20 food vouchers to tens of thousands of NHS workers across the country.

In total, the value of food donated to Deliveroo for the ‘Support the NHS’ initiative and the money raised from consumers and corporates amounts to over £3.5m.