How you can help homeless people in Manchester when you order a takeaway

A Christmas meal campaign has launched to help deliver over 200,000 meals to homeless people in Manchester.

As many of us look forward to finally spending Christmas with friends and family, others will be less fortunate this year.

However, a new campaign is hoping to tackle this issue. Food delivery app, Just Eat has partnered with charities Social Bite and FoodCycle to launch a Christmas Meal Appeal, which aims to fund at least 200,000 meals for the homeless, lonely, and vulnerable this Christmas.

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Members of the public can join their efforts and show their support. Anyone who orders a takeaway on Just Eat will be able to donate £3, £5 or £10 at checkout and Just Eat will match the donation pound for pound.

As well as donations, Just Eat is drawing on its own employees, restaurant partners and delivery couriers to volunteer, fundraise, and provide free meals, to really make a difference.

The launch of the Christmas Meal Appeal comes as new research shows that since the pandemic, 51% of those surveyed want to do more to help others, with almost three quarters (74%) of people typically doing a good deed at Christmas to help those less fortunate.