This is how companies are helping people during COVID-19


    With the coronavirus taking over every aspect of our lives, some people are going through a very tough time. Although some employees can work from home, other places like pubs have to close down completely for the next few weeks to help people keep their social distance.

    This also mean that people don’t want to go out to get food to eat. Luckily, in true Irish nature, companies from all over the island are jumping in to help.

    The Twelve

    The Twelve Hotel in Galway had to close restaurants, but that doesn’t keep them to still do their part. They introduced an extensive drive-through takeaway service so you can continue to enjoy a little flavour of The Twelve at home. As part of that service, they’re also offereing to #FeedTheHeroes with complimentary pizza from Pizza Dozzina at the hotel or a healthy spinach frittata to all local first responders.

    To use the drive-through takeaway at The Twelve, just call the hotel to order on 091-597-011, pay over the phone with a credit or debit card (first responders just show your ID at pickup). When you arrive to collect, call again to let them know you’re outside and a staff member will pop your tasty food in your car boot.

    For more information, click here.

    Clean Cut Meals

    This premium meal prep delivery service that provides healthy portion-controlled meals delivered to your door, are sending free food to front line medical workers’ workplaces.

    “We are reaching out to our front line workers in Ireland so we can help ensure they are well nourished with healthy fresh free food,” co-owner of Clean Cut Meals Michael Dyer said. “This will keep contact to a minimum as food will be delivered to them onsite. ”

    For more information about this, contact


    Although the Saba in Clarendon street is temporarily closed right now, you can still get enjoy your favourite meals by collection and delivery. Saba has now implemented a contactless food delivery system including a ‘drive-thru’ collection to your car.

    They also have great offers for Mother’s Day where you can ask them to deliver food to your mom, granny or family. They also offer ‘Freezer Filler Menu’ where you can get your meals for the week, and make sure you don’t miss out on their 15% discount for the whole month of March!

    Click here more more information.

    Jameson and Midleton whiskey now making hand sanitising gel

    Demand for face masks and hand sanitisers has sky rocketed the past few weeks as everyone are trying to keep it clean. But now Irish Distillers, creators of Jameson and Midleton whiskey, are doing their part after approaching the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive.

    The distillery in Midleton, together with their partners Mervue Laboratories in Cork, have the necessary products and supply chain to manufacture large-scale quantities of alcohol gel to produce hand sanitising gel to healthcare authorities in this critical period.

    Irish Distillers said it would provide the alcohol for free while Mervue Laboratiories will only cover their costs for their work.

    Camile Thai Kitchen

    Feeling down because you’re not seeing your friends that often anymore? Camile Thai Kitchen wants to bring people closer – even during social distancing! Now you can be in with a chance to win a virtual dinner party experience for you and your friends!

    So, what should you do? Click here to enter and nominate three friends you’d like to spend a Friday or Saturday night with via a video call. Just because we’re all staying home, doesn’t mean we can’t be social!

    The restaurant is also operating its full delivery and collection service with additional safety procedures to include contactless delivery. Just download the app for Android and Apple.


    With more than 7 000 pubs closed now, more than 50 000 employees are affected by COVID-19. That’s why Guinness announced that it will establish a fund of €1.5 million to provide support to communities affected by COVID-19 in Ireland. €1.2 million go to support bar staff, alongside a further €300,000 to elderly vulnerable people through a partnership with ALONE, and its Befriending service.

    According to Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, they have received a huge volume of phone calls to their helpline from older people all over Ireland. “(We have been) delivering support seven days a week to those who need it,” he says. “This will enable us to continue to deliver and expand these much-needed services.”

    Just Eat

    Just because we’re all at home trying to keep our social distance from others as far as possible, doesn’t mean you have to give up on your favourite take out food.

    Just Eat has announced details to move to contactless delivery allowing it to continue to maintain its valued service while helping its customers and its delivery couriers maintain the guidelines on social isolation. This means that customers can still order their favourite take-away and avoid any contact with other people in line with the HSE’s guidelines during the uncertain times of COVID-19 – especially if you’re in self-isolation.

    Just Eat also announced that they are going to invest €1 million in a package of support for the restaurant sector. This will include reduced commissions for independent restaurants already on the Just Eat platform – those with just one outlet and small groups with up to four premises.

    For more information, click here.

    Kinara Group

    Craving delicious middle easter cuisine? The good news is that Kinara Group, has just launched a temporary takeaway collection menu. As of Thursday Kinara Kitchen in Ranelag Village, Kinara in Clontarf and Kajjal in Malahide are each offering an extensive menu priced 15% lower than their usual sit-in prices seven days a week from 5pm to 9pm until further notice!

    Enjoy starters like Malai Tikka, or main dishes that include Nehari Gosht. Order can be made from 4pm everyday by phone call or Whatsapp. For more information, click here.

    Calendar Coffee

    To support coffee shops and cafes during the COVID-19 outbreak, Calendar Coffee, based in Barna in Galway, have launched a campaign having coffee roasters donating 30% of every bag sold through their website to any cafe in Ireland.

    “We want to bring the coffee community together, despite their doors being closed,” Zarah, one of the people behind Calendar Coffee, said. “Right now, we need to find ways to show love and support each other. (…) we want to help as many cafes in Ireland as we can.”

    To make this work, there’ll be a €4 flat rate on all orders up to 2kg to cover shipping costs. All you need to do is include the name and location of your favourite cafe at checkout, and you can even share a message of support.

    Click here for more information.


    In a bid to help people at a higher risk to COVID-19 infection and those over 65 years of age, AVOCA now has a delivery and collection service.

    The company will have a customised personal shopping service at their branches in Kilmacanogue, Rathcoole and Dunboyne. Staff will greet vulnerable customers and retrieve their shopping lists while they wait in the car and enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee.

    AVOCA will also offer a delivery service to include ‘AVOCA at Home Catering’ that’ll ensure customers have access to food and beverage essentials. This is only operating within a 10km radius of the Kilmacanoge, Dunboyne adn Rathcoole stores.

    For more information, click here.

    Butlers Chocolates

    The popular chocolatiers are still producing chocolate heaven happiness – even if we’re all on lockdown. Get your chocolate fix by ordering online.

    They have also implemented all advised measures to safeguard the welfare of customers and employees. Click here for more information.

    Poulet Bonne Femme Rotisserie

    ‘The home of the rotisserie’ want to help everyone as best as they can. That’s why Poulet Bonne Femme Rotisseie now offers a runner service from their shops in Rathcoole and Kilmcogue.

    You can simply order and pay over the phone and they’ll bring it out to your car – keeping your social distance and staying safe and healthy. Just call PBF Rathcoole (01) 257 1823 or PBF Kilmacanogue (01) 276 4735 to put your order in.