Deliveroo has announced a special partnership with the Jewish community in the lead up to the beginning of the festival of Passover this Wednesday.
The company has partnered with Chabad centres across the UK and Ireland to provide a special Seder kit to Jewish households ahead of Passover. This will be of particular benefit to the vulnerable and isolated who are unable to go shopping to buy what they need for Seder during this period.
This partnership is particularly important when so many people, especially the elderly and vulnerable, are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19 and may not be able to have a Seder meal as a result.
The Seder kit was created by Chabad Lubavitch UK in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure people didn’t have to compromise between their safety and one of the most important religious celebrations in Judaism.
The company asks that those who are able to procure provisions for Passover via their regular channels do so, prioritising those who are vulnerable and unable to otherwise access provisions.
Each Seder-to-Go box will contain: a roll up seder plate; six small containers containing all the items for the seder plate. Separately listed are a box of Matzah, a bottle of grape juice, a bottle of wine, a Kiddush cup and a unique and user friendly Haggadah with English translation and instructions.
Rabbi Bentzi Sudak, Chief Executive of Chabad Lubavitch UK said:
“These kits will help to ensure every Jewish person is able to celebrate the festival of our freedom in these uniquely challenging times. Not only do the kits provide essential supplies for people who cannot go out to shop for Passover provisions, they mean that vulnerable people who should be staying at home do not have to choose between their safety and having a Seder. For those in quarantine or self-isolation who have never conducted a Seder on their own, the included guide and Seder supplies will make that possible.”