“At Deliveroo, we want to use our unique network for good and play our part in supporting the communities in which we work. We don’t just want to ride through our streets – we want to support them and play an active part within neighbourhoods across Ireland. We are pleased to launch the ‘Full Life’ campaign, beginning with a commitment to deliver thousands of meals to The Dublin Simon Community to support the homeless this Christmas. This is just the start, and together with our amazing network of riders, grocers and restaurants, we are so proud to be able to make a small difference.” - Will Shu, Founder and CEO, Deliveroo
We’re partnering with thousands of incredible restaurants, shops and supermarkets to make sure good food is available to the people who need it most.
We’re enlisting our riders’ help to play an important role in neighbourhoods across Ireland, providing them with the skills and awareness to make a real difference to the communities in which they live and work.
With the homeless facing an especially challenging time during winter, we are working with our restaurant partners to deliver thousands of hot meals to the Dublin Simon Community.
In 2020, we delivered over 1,000 free meals to Dublin Simon Community throughout November. This December 2021 we have brought the initiative back to deliver a further 1,000 meals to 19 of the foundation’s services located across the city. The free meals are delivered by Deliveroo for Work, the corporate arm of Deliveroo, which can deliver large numbers of meals at a time in vans.
In addition to this, in 2021 Deliveroo has launched an in-app fundraising menu page allowing customers in Dublin to donate money directly to the charity raising vital funds for the services of the Dublin Simon Community.
Our riders cycle and drive through Irish streets every day – so we’re uniquely positioned to make a positive impact in our local communities.
Working with the National Missing Persons Helpline, we launched the Bring Them Home operation in 2019, putting the faces of missing people on the delivery bags of hundreds of Deliveroo riders across major Irish cities. We brought the initiative back to the streets of Dublin and Cork in 2020 following the success of the campaign.
We are proud to have contributed over Є20,000 to the National Missing Persons Helpline
We proudly raised €30,000 in donations for the Health Service Executive (HSE) and it’s heroic healthcare workers who worked tirelessly to keep the country safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
By launching in-app fundraising, generous Deliveroo customers were able to round-up the cost of their meal when paying on the app at ‘checkout’. Deliveroo also made a financial contribution to the total donation amount in a show of appreciation for the work of the HSE frontline.
Every cent raised was given to the HSE and placed in a central fund to be utilised principally for equipment and supplies for frontline workers across Ireland.
In celebration of World Pride Month in 2021, we partnered with award winning Irish author Meg Grehan and top burger restaurant chain Wowburger, to offer free LGBTQ+ children's books with selected meals.
Meg’s books, The Deepest Breath and The Space Between, are two unique and progressive stories with LGBTQ+ themes aimed at children and young teens. Customers placing an order with Wowburger on the Deliveroo app in Dublin were able to opt in to add the books to deliveries with meal orders.
We believe LGBTQ+ visibility in children's books is an important part of cultivating the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of LGBTQ+ people within society.
The Grand Canal provides a great setting for summer picnics and outdoor get togethers, so in the summer of 2018 and again in 2021, we invited anyone in the area in Dublin to get involved in a community effort to clear the Dublin Grand Canal area of litter.
Deliveroo representatives gave out buckets and litter pickers and to incentivise volunteers to take part, we exchanged a filled bucket of rubbish with a €20 credit voucher to use on the Deliveroo app. The activity was backed by Dublin City Council.