Just Eat UK delivers one million meals for NHS staff through discount
Just Eat has announced that it will extend its new 25% discount for NHS workers after an unprecedented response. In the first two weeks alone NHS staff have ordered over one million meals and saved a staggering £1.5million collectively.
The initiative was introduced as Just Eat’s way of saying thank you and to show appreciation for the extraordinary work of the c1.3 million NHS employees across the country. The discount was initially due to end today, however it has been extended for a further two weeks until 26 April, as a result of the overwhelming take-up and as part of Just Eat’s commitment to support those working round the clock to keep us safe.
To date, hundreds of thousands of NHS and Northern Ireland’s HSC staff - both on the front line and those playing a supporting role in the fight against coronavirus - have used the discount to order meals to their place of work or for their families. Meals have ranged from large group orders enough to feed a whole team of healthcare workers, to individual dishes at the end of a long shift.
As Just Eat works with over 35,000 Restaurant Partners and delivers to 95% of UK postcodes, it has pledged to utilise its position as the UK’s leading food delivery business to find ways to continue to support its restaurant partners, couriers within its network and wider community.
In addition to extending the discount, the food delivery app will be introducing a longer term initiative to support more people on the frontline who are putting themselves at risk, in order to help others.
Andrew Kenny, UK Managing Director Just Eat said:
“We are proud to be making a small difference to the individuals and families of those working for our fantastic NHS. Over the last few weeks we’ve heard from many of our customers and hardworking restaurant partners, who want to join in the efforts of supporting those doing an heroic job right now. We’re working on an initiative that will enable them to do just that.
"With the huge strain on our front line workers set to continue for the foreseeable future, we want to show our support to the people doing an extraordinary job of keeping this country going.”
Notes to Editors
Here’s how NHS and NI HSC staff can claim the discount.
Step 1: Go to just-eat.co.uk/NHS to register your NHS or HSC email address.
Step 2: You will be sent a verification email to this address to ensure it’s an active NHS account.
Step 3: Once the account has been verified, the discount code will appear on your screen.
Step 4: Log on to Just Eat and put the discount code in the checkout. You don’t need to use your NHS email address, you can use your usual log-in details.
The discount can be redeemed from Friday 27th March until Sunday 26th April and is valid for all NHS email addresses across Scotland, Wales, England and all HSC email addresses in Northern Ireland.