Reward & CelebrationPosted on 09.04.2020

Be recognised and celebrated

Thanks for everything you’ve been doing to help the country’s response to COVID-19. We know you’ve been working tirelessly. You’ve gone above and beyond too, helping those who need extra support to keep themselves going. Or by bringing a moment of happiness to someone in these tough times.

And now, as part of the Good Deed Feed campaign, backed by the British Takeaway Campaign (BTC), we’re calling on you to tell us those stories so that we can share them across our social media, advertising and the Good Deed Feed on the Partner blog.

Stories like these:

Delivering groceries to the vulnerable

Since the outbreak of Covind-19, Wasim Arshad, 41, owner of Mr Chef in Uddinsgton, has been delivering food packages to vulnerable people in his local area. So far, with the help of his staff, Wasim is donating 100 hot meals a week to those in need, and has delivered essential grocery items and toiletries. Wasim said: “We owe our success to our community and this is our chance to give something back. It’s important that we get food and essentials to those who need them, while also checking in, from a safe distance, to ensure they’re ok.”

Feeding the elderly in care homes

Last week, Jay Alom, 25, owner of Lime Pickle in Birmingham, who was named Best Takeaway in Britain in the 2017 British Takeaway Awards, announced a two-week scheme to provide meals to NHS workers in the local area. So far, the business has donated over 300 free meals. In addition to this, Lime Pickle is also providing free meals to local care home residents and staff, with almost all residents too vulnerable to shop for themselves. Jay added: “These are probably the most difficult times we’ll face in our lifetime. We’re just a small business trying our best to do the right thing for our community, and those that care for it.”

Closed for business, yet serving key workers

Even businesses who have been unable to remain open have been getting involved. Fabrizio Parella, owner of Divitos Chip Shop in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, decided to temporarily close his business, which he has run with his family for more than 20 years, but with the help of his staff, has continued to serve his local community by donating meals to his local hospital, police station, doctor’s surgery and chemist. Fabrizio said: “Although the shop is closed, we still feel like we have a part to play. We want to keep looking for different businesses around the community that we can help.”

Tell us the stories about what you’ve been doing to light up your local community.

Send* your pictures, video and text (max 300 words) to gooddeedfeed@just-eat.co.uk with the hashtag #GoodDeedFeed

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