Foodhub has announced an exciting initiative that will see its takeaway partners in Stoke-on-Trent providing free meals to local charities, as part of a new campaign geared towards supporting the community.

The Stoke born business, one of the UK’s most innovative tech food and ordering app companies, has a head office based in Fenton and functions as an app/website where users can order food from their favourite local eateries.

The recently launched ‘Love Local’ initiative pledges that once a takeaway/restaurant receives a certain number of orders via the ordering platform, Foodhub will donate a hot meal, paid for by the business, to a chosen charity within the local community.

Foodhub CEO Ardian Mula was inspired to launch the scheme as part of the firm’s commitment to the Stoke community, and a desire to use the firm’s partnerships with local restaurants to help those in need.

The business is encouraging participation by making involvement at no extra cost to partner restaurants, paying for the donated hot meals as a business, and monitoring orders so that its partners don’t have to keep track themselves.

Once the target has been reached, vouchers will be issued to Stoke charities, which can redeem them for free meals from local eateries.

Emma Stockman, Marketing and Communications Executive at Foodhub said: “Our ‘Love Local’ campaign is initially launching in the Stoke area, but we want this to be a nationwide project, so we can help local communities across the country too. For every order our customers make through Foodhub, they will help in contributing free meals to those in need via local charities.

“We’re grateful to have so many amazing partners, who already play a big part within their own local areas. And this new initiative adds to that, by allowing businesses to give back to their local communities, without having a detrimental financial impact.

“We hope through this new charity initiative, we will be able to help the Stoke community, businesses and consumers receive the food provisions they require. As a Stoke-on-Trent based business, we are keen to be at the forefront of supporting our community where it matters most.”

One of the charities that will benefit from the new scheme is Affordable Food Stoke, a local neighbourhood charity, which specialises in reducing food waste, supporting communities, and feeding families through its community café, social supermarket, and emergency food programme. Affordable Food Stoke aids those most at risk of food insecurity throughout the local area.

Affordable Food Stoke has already helped support 410 people with free food, 175 emergency food parcels and had 480 families use its social supermarket so far.

Nikki Barrett, Founder of Affordable Food Stoke, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Foodhub for their new ‘Love Local’ scheme. The campaign guarantees to have a positive impact on the lives of those less fortunate, and we look forward to being a part of this process.

“Affordable Food Stoke works hard within the community to aid people suffering from a lack of food, therefore this new offering from Foodhub is a welcome addition to help those in need.”

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