‘By donating £5, food will go on people’s tables at a time when they truly need it’

By Ian Marland at

Homeless people and vulnerable families are the focus of a major new fundraiser.

Glasgow-based deals and events site itison has teamed up with Scottish charity Social Bite to help those hardest-hit by the COVID-19 crisis.

Social Bite helpers

The fundraiser would help homeless people and vulnerable families.

Big-hearted Scots are being asked to donate £5 to buy a food pack for the most vulnerable people across the country right now.

The fundraiser goes live on Wednesday 13th May at 9am.

Thousands of individuals and families have fallen through the gaps of support and are struggling; homeless people who need now-closed food banks; families reliant on school meals and people on low incomes who have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic.

itison’s £5 fundraiser will help Social Bite get food packs to as many people as possible hard-hit by lockdown.

Helper with Social Bite

The fundraiser will help those hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. 

Oli Norman, CEO at itison said: “We’ve been partnering with Social Bite since 2014 and every year we’re blown away by the generosity of our members.

“Tomorrow, we’re asking for your help again, to help those hardest-hit by this crisis.

“It’s never been more important that we look out for each other – by donating £5, you’ll be putting food on people’s tables at a time when they truly need our help.”

‘Massive difference’

Josh Littlejohn, Co-founder of Social Bite said: “We’ve already been able to help thousands, but demand grows every single day and donations like yours will make a massive difference to the work that we’re doing to help the most vulnerable people in the country.

“Every year, we couldn’t do what we do without you, so once again we’d love you to get behind the campaign, share it with all your friends and help the people who need it the very most.”

Oli Norman and Josh Littlejohn

Oli Norman and Josh Littlejohn.

For every £5 donation, Social Bite will provide a fresh food pack of a sandwich, snack and drink to someone in need. The charity is working with over 75 charities and community groups across Scotland to reach those in need. Social Bite cafes are also open to those experiencing homelessness.

Since 2014, itison’s annual Christmas fundraiser has raised over £2.5million for Social Bite. Last year saw an incredible 100,000 meals donated – raising over £500,000 for the charity.

To donate £5 to buy a meal for a vulnerable person in Scotland visit: www.itison.com/donate tomorrow, Wed 13th May from 9am.