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Just Eat Italy delivers 750 “Piatti Sospesi” meals to communities in need

As part of Ristorante Solidale, an ongoing Just Eat project to tackle food waste and food poverty in Italy, the Italian team joined up with 50 restaurants in Milan, Turin, Naples and Rome to provide an additional 750 meals to communities in need over the festive period.

The initiative, which took place between December 2 and 15, saw participating restaurants add an extra meal, called “piatto sospeso” to their menus, costing between three and five euros. Customers were able to donate these meals to those in need by including an additional dish to their own orders.

In just 2 weeks, over 300 “additional meals” were donated by customers. This was then doubled by Just Eat with 750 additional meals being donated to food canteens identified by Caritas Ambrosiana, Caritas Diocesana Turin , Caritas of Rome and Caritas of Naples, and delivered by restaurants and delivery partners between December 17 and 19.

Daniele Contini, Just Eat Italy’s Country Manager, said:

We are delighted with the results achieved by the Piatto Sospeso initiative this year. It’s great to see the number of additional meals we’ve donated grow since 2018, showing the value projects like this bring to the communities around us. As part of the festive project, we were pleased to provide 750 donated meals to those in need.”

The restaurants participating in the festive initiative include:

For more information on the initiative, visit: www.ristorantesolidale.it/piattosospeso2019

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