Just Eat Ireland donates over €80,000 to Peter McVerry Trust ahead of World Homeless Day
Ahead of World Homeless Day on 10th October, Just Eat is delighted to announce that its ‘Cycle For Good’ campaign has raised over €80,000 for long-standing charity partners Peter McVerry Trust. Developed by the market leading food ordering and delivery app to help alleviate homelessness in Ireland, ‘Cycle for Good’ saw Just Eat donate 10 cents to Peter McVerry Trust for every Just Eat dublinbikes journey taken in the capital over a period of 10 weeks.
With homelessness figures in Ireland are at an all-time high, it’s more important than ever to provide housing solutions to people in need. This donation from Just Eat will see eight people moved out of homelessness and into secure housing.
Speaking about the donation, Fr Peter McVerry said:
“We’d like to thank everyone at Just Eat for their continued support, and all of those who used Just Eat dublinbikes during the summer and as a result helped to raise this money for us to provide more homes to people in need.”
Just Eat Ireland, Managing Director, Amanda Roche Kelly went on to say:
“The ambition for this initiative, and indeed all our work with Peter McVerry Trust over the years, was to raise awareness of homelessness and generate funds to help those most at risk in our society. For all too many, Peter McVerry Trust is #ThePersonWho provides them with support, encouragement and care. We’re proud to be returning the favour ahead of World Homeless Day as #ThePersonWho supports them.
“We were delighted with the response to our Just Eat dublinbikes Cycle for Good campaign, with this donation of over €80,000 set to give eight people a chance at a brighter future.”
In addition to the Just Eat dublinbikes ‘Cycle For Good’ campaign, Just Eat has also generated funds for Peter McVerry Trust through its National Takeaway Tuesday initiative, which saw 10% of the value of all orders made on Tuesday 22nd January donated to the charity. Voluntary tips and donations received by the Just Eat Picnic Porters at Electric Picnic also benefited Peter McVerry Trust.