Deliveroo is to deliver ‘Seder-to-Go’ kits to those isolated and unable to buy Pesach provisions, as part of Chabad Lubavitch’s response to the coronavirus crisis.
The takeaway delivery company will offer the kits through their ordering app, which will be delivered to Jewish homes from Chabad centres across the UK and Ireland.
The kits will contain all the necessary components for a seder night, including a roll-up seder plate, an English language Haggadah and Matzah.
Chabad have urged those able to procure provisions for Pesach to do so via their regular channels, so the kits can go to those who are vulnerable and unable to otherwise access provisions.
Available to order until Tuesday evening, the boxes will be available for those living in areas of London such as Battersea, Finchley and Bushey, as well as in Leeds, Manchester, Bromley and Watford. Some will also be available in Dublin.
Rabbi Bentzi Sudak, chief executive of Chabad UK, said the kits would help 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.”
Deliveroo’s executive vice president Stephen Goldstein said it was a “privilege” to “use our delivery network to bring the joy of Pesach to people across the UK and Ireland.
“We are honoured to support the Jewish community and play a small role to help people, especially the elderly and vulnerable.”