Deliveroo partners with local mosque for onsite breaking of fast this Ramadan
The partnership will see Deliveroo riders and mosque staff help partake in Mahgrib and Iftar.
Deliveroo Singapore has partnered with the local mosque Darul Makmur Mosque to prepare and distribute meals alongside the mosque’s staff and volunteers to reach over 250 mosque-goers each week for the breaking of the fast onsite this Ramadan.
Named #ComingBackTogether, this initiative underlines Deliveroo’s continued commitment to giving back to the community.
Starting from 24 March to 14 April, more than 60 Deliveroo riders will help in the preparation and distribution of dulang (food trays) onsite at the mosque for Iftar (the meal eaten after sunset during Ramadan) on every Friday of the month, as part of the mosque’s always-on operations. Playing a significant role in the meaning of Ramadan this year, the dulang signifies the return to pre-Covid arrangements with shared communal meals to foster greater togetherness.
Extending the spirit of fellowship and community in true Ramadan fashion, each Friday will also see Deliveroo riders, Darul Makmur staff and mosque-goers partake in Maghrib (sunset prayers) and share in Iftar collectively at the mosque.
Deliveroo riders are also invited to join in with their families and friends for prayers and the breaking of fast onsite with fellow mosque-goers. Not limited to just Muslims, Darul Makmur also hopes that such an initiative will draw non-Muslims to partake in the month of reflection moving forward.
“We have always been committed to giving back to communities, especially during festive seasons like Ramadan. We are regularly looking for new ways to create positive impacts in the communities we work in and are excited to be collaborating with Darul Makmur Mosque this holy month, while potentially looking at other ways to work together in the future. Recognising how important this Ramadan is to Muslims, especially as communities are once again able to come together in person, we are grateful to have the opportunity to observe this season together,” said Jason Parke, General Manager, Deliveroo Singapore.
Deliveroo has a track record in participating in community-focused activities, including its Delivering Smiles and Heroes to Heroes campaigns, where Deliveroo partnered with charity organisations and the Migrant Workers’ Centre to deliver more than 6,000 Iftar meals to beneficiaries, healthcare, and foreign migrant workers. Beyond engaging riders, Deliveroo also gathered its customers and restaurants, while partnering with TOUCH Community Services, to get behind the Meals-On-Wheels initiative.