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Just Eat Christmas Meal Appeal

Today marks the start of our festive campaign with Just Eat – the Christmas Meal Appeal. Hear from the Just Eat staff who have been busy lending a hand at FoodCycle Bristol and we ask our CEO Mary McGrath why she thinks volunteering is the secret to a successful corporate partnership…


FoodCycle CEO Mary McGrath says: “Just Eat are a company that wants to create joy, just like us – which is why we have always worked so well together. They also agree with us on the importance of members of the organization participating in an aspect of our service. It was great to see Robin Clark, Director of Global Partnerships at Just Eat volunteering at FoodCycle East Acton with his son earlier in the year. By ensuring that everyone at Just Eat are able to understand first hand why and who they are raising money for, I believe we create a stronger and more successful partnership.”


“So much thanks to the FoodCycle team for making my first experience in the kitchen so enjoyable. It felt so humbling to be a part of this project, especially in these unprecedented times. The volunteers were so friendly and welcoming, it was a fantastic way to spend an evening – I will be back!”  Libby, Just Eat 

“I volunteered with FoodCycle at their new Easton project for the first time a few weeks ago and I will definitely be going back. Everyone is super friendly and it is such a lovely thing to do for people in these weird times where they may have found themselves in difficult situations! I have been recommending everyone to go along and help out when they can!” Hannah, Just Eat 

“I have volunteered with FoodCycle at their Easton and Lawrence Hill centers and would highly recommend it – it is both rewarding and a great way to gain insight into tackling food waste. The teams running the sessions are dedicated and knowledgeable. What struck me is that they can take one look at a random assortment of food waste on the day, and plan a three-course meal from it. Very inspiring!” Nicola, Just Eat 


The Just Eat Christmas Meal Appeal kicks off today and is running until 20th December. Simply order at Just Eat, donate either £3, £5 or £10 at the checkout and Just Eat will match each donation pound for pound.

Just Eat has committed to raising funds for at least 100,000 Christmas meals for homeless and vulnerable people and with support from customers, are aiming to fund up to 200,000. The funds raised will be donated to Social Bite and FoodCycle.

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