Anne Marie Connolly, Director of Fundraising of the Peter McVerry Trust and Amanda Roche Kelly, Managing Director of JUST EAT Ireland.
Throughout November, 5% of the value of all JUST EAT orders will be donated to Peter McVerry Trust every Tuesday. Order now
1st of November - JUST EAT, Ireland’s leading online food ordering and delivery service, today 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 Peter McVerry Trust for a meal at its Youth Café to begin the month long campaign. As part of the initiative, JUST EAT is inviting consumers to choose from over 1800 restaurants and 30 cuisines and enjoy their favourite take out food for a good cause on any Tuesday during November. In return JUST EAT are donating 5% of the value of every order placed directly to Peter McVerry Trust. JUST EAT is supporting the charity’s ongoing work to provide housing solutions for young people experiencing homelessness.
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.
JUST EAT guest restaurant correspondent Marcus O’Laoire will be a guest speaker at one of the Youth Café evenings. The comedian, DJ and food enthusiast will deliver a talk about wellbeing along with sharing some tips for cooking quick and healthy meals. On the second evening, the JUST EAT marketing team will talk to the group around working in marketing and using social media in a work space. JUST EAT will also be bringing in a barber for the boys to avail of free haircuts and a nail artist for the girls to receive manicures.
JUST EAT has actively supported Peter McVerry Trust throughout 2016. At this year’s JUST EAT Rereat at Electric Picnic, festival-goers enjoyed a relaxing environment, free entertainment and food and drink delivered by the JUST EAT Waiters, free manicures and haircuts. Treats were free of charge but festival goers were asked to give a voluntarily contribution in exchange for some luxurious pampering, raising more than €2,500 for the charity.
Speaking at the announcement today, 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. It was great to see how the festival goers at Electric Picnic responded to the opportunity to support such a great cause – charity and fun proved to be a good mix. We want to build on this for November. 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.”
For more details on Peter McVerry Trust or to make a donation, visit www.pmvtrust.ie and order on JUST-EAT.ie any Tuesday in November.