Social Bite launch 'Boxes of Joy' to help those affected by homelessness

Social Bite has launched a brand new food delivery service to help grow its social enterprise business and help more people affected by homelessness in Scotland.

Josh Littlejohn and Head Chef of Social Bite Central Kitchen, Richard Leece

Due to coronavirus restrictions closing the hospitality sector and their cafe’s proceeds which go towards their efforts to end homelessness affected, the team at Social Bite have had to find an innovative way to raise funds.

Social Bite’s new ‘Boxes of Joy’ brownies which are filled with four brownies in a variety of flavours can be purchased directly from Social Bite online for £12 per box, with vegan and gluten free options available and UK-wide delivery with 100 per cent of the proceeds going towards the organisation’s effort to end homelessness.

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The organisation is aiming to sell its first 1000 boxes of brownies, made in their Livingston kitchen by the end of October. When customers buy brownies online, they will also be given the option to ‘pay it forward’ so Social Bite can distribute brownies to people experiencing homelessness on its free food handouts.

100 per cent of the money from the brownies is put towards the social enterprises efforts to end homelessness

Like many other organisations, Social Bite has had to re-purpose as a result of the global pandemic and earlier this year began delivering free emergency food and essential packs to those people most in need. Over 500,000 free emergency food packs have been distributed and continue to leave the central kitchen daily.

Josh Littlejohn MBE, co-founder of Social Bite, said: “It is a pleasure to be announcing some good news today as we officially launch our new brownie delivery service.

“The Covid-19 pandemic put the future of our organisation into great uncertainty. Our biggest concern is for the homeless and vulnerable people that we support on a daily basis who are the worst affected.

“Our teams have worked so hard to produce and deliver food and supplies to those in need, processing 6000 emergency packs a day at the peak of the crisis. Now they will be adding the production of 200 boxes of brownies a week to their remit to bring a smile to people’s faces in what continues to be a challenging time for all.

“By purchasing these brownies, you will be helping us to grow our offering, create more jobs within our enterprise and continue to support our charitable work.”

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