Uber Eats gives back to the heroes that do great work all year round!

Thank you to all the heroes who are working (while we’re all on holiday) from everyone at Uber Eats!


Uber Eats gives back to the heroes that do great work all year round!

While most were looking forward to tucking into their Christmas dinner this year, many unsung heroes were working across South Africa.

Firefighters, police officers and care workers are just some of the professions that will see people working on Christmas Day and even New Year’s Eve… and Uber Eats have taken the time to show them some festive cheer this year!

Uber Eats recently visited various locations across Johannesburg and Cape Town as part of their “give back” campaign to treat our modern day superheroes, who give so much of their time to help others.

Ailyssa Pretorius, Uber Eats General Manager for South Africa, says, “The festive season is such a special time for everyone to spend with their families, we decided to do something for these selfless men and women who give so much of their time by sometimes sacrificing their own time with their family members. We thank you!”

As part of this give-back campaign, the Uber Eats team visited the Johannesburg Children’s Home, ER24 paramedics branch in Bryanston, DARG (an animal rescue centre) and the Fire Station situated in the Cape Town CBD.

Johannesburg Children’s Home

Ailyssa Pretorius, General Manager for Uber Eats South Africa alongside her team visited the Johannesburg Children’s Home to surprise the caregivers with lunch as well as grocery hampers for them to share with their families. For the duration of the visit, the team was able to interact with some of the children that were back from school and also surprised them with a small gift in the form of a party pack.


Following the visit to the Children’s home, the Uber Eats team surprised the ER24 paramedics at the Bryanston base with lunch and refreshments. Led by Tumelo Setlaba, Marketing Manager for Uber Eats, the young energetic team were excited to meet and interact with these superheroes for a pizza lunch date while on a break from saving lives.

Uber Eats gives back to the heroes that do great work all year round!

Domestic Animal Rescue Group (DARG)

For the third visit Samantha Fuller, Communications Manager for Uber Sub Saharan Africa, visited DARG, an organisation that rescues and re-homes abandoned and abused cats and dogs, to surprise the volunteers that give so much of their time looking after these furry creatures known as man’s best friend.

As part of the visit, the volunteers were spoilt with a much-deserved lunch courtesy of Uber Eats. Donations in the form of pet food were made to the organisation to help keep them  going over the festive season.

Cape Town Fire Station

Last but certainly not least the Uber Eats team visited the Cape Town Fire station situated in the CBD, to surprise a team of 20 firemen and women with lunch. Nothando Ndhlovu, Restaurant Operations for Uber Eats and her team enjoyed their time with the brave men and women of Cape Town who heroically combat and extinguish fires in our communities.

Uber Eats is an on-demand food delivery service powered by Uber. Uber Eats partners with the best local restaurants to get people the food they want – delivered faster. Uber Eats is currently in over six cities across South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Port Elizabeth) and in over 200 cities globally and launching more every week. To request a meal, download the free application for Android, iPhone or register at www.ubereats.com.

Uber Eats gives back to the heroes that do great work all year round!

Sources: Uber Eats
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