South Shields Eats announces partnership with South Shields FC Foundation to support community work

A new app aiming to rival Deliveroo and JustEat in South Tyneside has pledged a share from every order to the community wing of South Shields FC

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 3:00 pm
SSFC Foundation manager Steve Camm and South Shields Eats Director Matt Fenton.
SSFC Foundation manager Steve Camm and South Shields Eats Director Matt Fenton.

The team behind the new service say they want it to reinvest a share of profits back into the community, and have made an agreement to donate 50p from every order made on the app to the South Shields FC Foundation.

The foundation aims to improve the health and well-being of the community, with a diverse activity programmes for people of all ages and abilities.

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Matt Fenton, director at South Shields Eats, said: “As part of our franchise agreement we have a commitment to spend money in the area and help local charities, and after learning about the incredible work carried out by South Shields FC Foundation it was a no-brainer to create this partnership.

“The fact that every order made will directly impact on the health and well-being of the community is a great way for us to give something back to the area.

"That is one of the key reasons behind the launch of this service, as we are local people working on behalf of local businesses and customers, and instead of money disappearing out of this area we want to reinvest it into worthy projects like this.

“We know that the Foundation – which is such a key part of this incredible community – will put this money to fantastic use and we are so excited to begin a long-term partnership with them.”

The foundation works with 900 children every week, holds weekly activity programmes for boys and girls, runs a hugely popular schools delivery programme and manages 36 grassroots football teams.

The services, which the foundation says have a positive social impact worth £1million, are delivered from its base at Harton and Westoe Miners Welfare and in 12 local schools.

The Local Eats franchise was first piloted to great success in Barrow-in-Furness, with local takeaways having saved just over £1million in commission since its launch in 2018.

South Shields Eats says it will take around half of the commission charged by the more established, international delivery services which currently operate in South Tyneside.

South Shields FC Foundation Manager Steve Camm said: “This is a terrific boost for the Foundation and we are grateful to Matt for choosing us to be a beneficiary of the scheme.

“All funds raised for the Foundation are reinvested in its charitable purpose of improving health and well-being in some of the most deprived communities in the country.

“We will ensure that local people benefit from funds raised through participation in one of our diverse activity programmes – whether that’s physical or social activities – that support their mental health and well-being.”

For more information, visit www.southshieldseats.co.uk, search for South Shields Eats on Facebook or look for South Shields Eats on the app store when it launches on Thursday, April 22.

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