HOW TO HELP FEED HOMELESS PEOPLE THIS CHRISTMAS

Christmas is going to feel very different this year, but with the news of up to three households permitted to mix over the five-day festive period, hopefully it will retain a small sense of normality.

But for homeless and vulnerable people – struggling to stay warm, sheltered, and fed – Christmas will just be another day, unaffected by coronavirus concessions.

Not all hope is lost, however, as 72% of us have learnt to be more appreciative of the lives we lead and comforts we enjoy this past year, prompting 55% to want to do more to help, according to new research from Just Eat.

To utilise this willingness to do good and build on the immense sense of community and togetherness which has been so heart-warming this year, a new campaign launches today.

The online food order and delivery service, Just Eat, has teamed up with homeless charity Social Bite, who are working with FoodCycle and charities throughout the UK to provide Christmas meals via the Just Eat Christmas Meal Appeal.

For the duration of the campaign, customers will be able to donate £3, £5 or £10 at checkout and Just Eat, which is committed to helping fund at least 100,000 Christmas meals for homeless and vulnerable people, will match the donation and double the contribution.