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The delivery men and women that deliver our groceries, takeaways and online orders work tirelessly to make our lives easier, we can do something in return this festive season.


South Africa (24 November 2021) – During the height of the pandemic people started using grocery delivery services and a few used the services to give back to the men and women delivering the goods. We hope to revive that idea leading up to the festive season.

The concept is simple, use your favourite app to order a few staples such as maize meal, rice, oil, dried beans or tinned foods. Then when the delivery arrives, tell the delivery person that the order is actually for them.

The same can be done when ordering a takeaway. Order something extra, like a Margarita pizza, and gift it to your delivery person.

Many of these delivery people rely on tips to survive. The delivery fee covers part of their vehicle expense but the bulk of their earnings come from tipping. We have a tip challenge too, you can read about it here.

Providing something extra this festive season will go a long way to making life a little easier for someone in need.  Why not support the very men and women who make our lives more convenient.

If you are looking for other ways to help the delivery people of South Africa. There are organisations working to provide the correct safety equipment, such as helmets, jackets and boots to aid in protecting the drivers should accidents or bad weather occur.

Mike-Lacey Smith runs the No Livery, No Delivery Facebook group that connects drivers with safety equipment, whether new or second-hand.

Sources: GTG
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