Getir donates over a quarter of a million meals to charity
Rapid grocery delivery company Getir has donated over a quarter of a million meals to charity, showing their resolute commitment to continue helping people who need it through their partnership with Neighbourly, the award-winning giving platform, to lend a helping hand to people cutting back on food during the cost-of-living crisis.
As more families across the country have been reaching out to food banks and organisations like Neighbourly to receive a full and healthy meal, Getir has provided access to its gstores, where surplus food is donated via the CSR platform. To date, since joining forces less than six months ago, Getir has donated a whopping 260,186 meals to more than 280 charities and communities across the UK.
Nourishing meals worth half a million pounds, that would otherwise have been sent to waste as surplus food, were donated as part of the partnership with Neighbourly. While a staggering 395 tonnes of Co2 have been saved, and 109 tonnes of food donated. A nationwide survey by Neighbourly has revealed that 86% of foodbanks across the country are reporting an increase in demand over the last three months, with the rise estimated at 41% more people looking for
support at some foodbanks.
Kristof Van Beveren, General Manager, Getir, said: “The impact we are having on local communities is important to Getir. Our foundation is to always be a company that is an active, visible, and valuable member of
the towns and cities where we operate. “We know this is an uncertain and challenging time for many families, but where we can, we always want to be a company that cares for those people who need our help”.
Steve Butterworth, CEO of Neighbourly, said: "Getir is a brand that is genuinely striving to create positive social and environmental change and we’re delighted to be supporting them with their surplus food programme which is donating quality food to local organisations”. “250,000 meals is a great milestone and those meals will have made a huge difference for many people in the community that are struggling with the cost of living crisis".