Social enterprise Two Good, American Express and Deliveroo are joining forces to support women impacted by domestic violence in NSW by donating 3,000 meals to women’s refuges.
The initiative has come about in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as more women are experiencing heightened barriers to escaping unsafe situations and accessing support services.
Two Good has delivered meals and care packages to domestic violence refuges since 2015, under a ‘eat one, treat one’ model, where for every meal someone buys, someone in a domestic violence refuge also receives one.
Two Good also supports and employs women in these same refuges to prepare the meals, helping to provide them with some financial stability.
From Thursday, American Express is helping to expand this model and encouraging its card members to get involved in the initiative and gift one of the 3,000 meals.
American Express Card Members can to use their American Express Card to pay for any order on Deliveroo until 12 June and a Two Good meal will be delivered to a woman in need.
Founder of Two Good, Rob Caslick says the work Two Good does goes beyond feeding people.
“Meals that are donated are prepared by women from the same safe houses they serve, providing them with pathways to employment,” he says.
“When you support Two Good, you’re not only providing a nutritious meal to someone in need, but paid employment to women who are on the verge of homelessness and an uncertain future.”
Ryan Rayfield, General Counsel from American Express and an advisory board member of Two Good, says the increased pressure on those in unsafe situations and support services caused by the COVID-19 crisis has made Two Good’s role in the community more important than ever.
“With the current surge in demand for food delivery services, we’ve made it as easy as possible for our Card Members to make a real difference to those in need, at no additional cost to themselves.”
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