German Doner Kebab is partnering with food-delivery company Deliveroo to provide 30,000 free meals to frontline NHS workers and vulnerable people who are unable to leave their homes.
Deliveroo, the UK’s leading food delivery company, is set to make 500,000 meals available for free to NHS workers.
German Doner Kebab has six restaurants in the Midlands with three in Birmingham and one each in Coventry, Leicester and Walsall.
It is backing the campaign as part of its ongoing commitment to support communities and frontline staff during the Coronavirus response.
The growing brand’s signature dish ‘The Original German Doner Kebab’ has become one of the country’s most ordered dishes in the past month, according to Deliveroo.
The fast-casual restaurant chain’s 30,000 free meal contribution will be made available where both German Doner Kebab and Deliveroo provide coverage, and where there is demand from NHS hospitals.
Meals will be available over time as Deliveroo works with individual hospitals to identify where need is greatest.
Imran Sayed, GDK CEO, said: “We have been completely overwhelmed and inspired by the incredible dedication and courage shown by NHS staff during the Covid-19 crisis.
“Our commitment to provide 30,000 free meals to NHS workers is a big gesture of support from the GDK family and recognises their super-human efforts in an already overwhelmed NHS service.
“We stand beside them during these unprecedented times and will continue to do our best to provide valuable help to the selfless heroes that are saving lives and helping vulnerable people in communities throughout the country.”
Will Shu, CEO and founder of Deliveroo, said: “German Doner Kebab were the first to contribute to this important initiative and we are incredibly grateful for their generosity.
“Those in the NHS working night and day to save lives are the real heroes of this crisis, and we want to do our small part to support them and the vulnerable who aren’t able to leave their homes.
“Deliveroo is a British business and, as the founder, nothing would make me more proud than to use the network we have built to support the NHS, and I know the restaurant sector wants to play its part too.”
Other meal donations include Pizza Hut, Itsu, Lewis Hamilton’s plant-based Neat Burger restaurant and others. Pizza Hut has also donated funding to help cover the cost of deliveries.