During the Covid19 pandemic, our logistic network has become key to help vulnerable communities access to essential supplies of food, paramedical products and electronic devices. We aim at making Glovo available to social entities in order to help as much as we can during the current crisis and beyond.
This is what we’ve achieved so far.
*We have identified three priorities to make the most out of our last-mille delivery system for the benefit of the causes we support:
- Delivery of meals for the most vulnerable, including individuals in situation of economic precarity, discapacity or social exclusion, elderly people with diseases or reduced access to mobility, migrant communities and homeless people with poor living conditions.
- Free delivery of paramedical supplies, either for our customers through our Parapharmacy category, for caretakers working from the homes of their patients, or for medical and social centers.
- Delivery of electronic equipment, gifts and belongings in order to reduce the digital divide that has widened due to the current context, in particular for patients separated from their families and children facing difficulties to learn from home.
Meals for Medical Workers
The PepsiCo Foundation has donated funds to Glovo for the deliveries of 14,000 meals to over 26 hospitals in Poland. Glovo couriers are responsible for delivering these special orders to medical workers in the biggest Polish cities.
Deliveries against gender violence
The Ana Bella Foundation in front of the Covid-19 crisis donates food to its network of confined woman and survivors. In collaboration with Glovo, our fleet makes possible the last mille delivery of these solidarity baskets in Seville and surroundings.
MagicKITS in Romania
In order to support vulnerable families, the NGO MagiCamp has organized the delivery of 1000 MagicKITs containing masks, personal hygiene products, games and books for families with children with serious illnesses. Glovo distributes these kits in Bucharest
Solidarity deliveries for ZumBimbi
This project in Milan, managed by the cooperatives La Cordata and Comin, provides hospitality to children whose parents are in the hospital because of Coronavirus. Glovo delivers donations from all citizens for free, to bring a smile to these children who are far from their loved ones.
Virtual products, real donations
By choosing a virtual product in the Groceries section of Glovo, everybody can support Banco Alimentare. The amount will in fact be donated to the Italian Food Bank to support the recovery and distribution of food to charitable structures that help people in difficulty in Italy.
On Easter, together it’s tastier
During Easter, Kraft offered to Glovo users the possibility to send home-made dishes to relatives and friends, in order to feel closer despite the social distancing rules. For every order, Kraft and Glovo donated 1€ each to the Italian association against leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Patients of Ukraine & MasterCard
The charitable foundationPatients of Ukraine launched an initiative to purchase protective equipment for doctors, mechanical ventilation devices, portable x-rays, and a PCR test system. Glovo joins this super cool initiative in collaboration with Mastercard.
Glovo and Zurich joined forces in a cool initiative #Together&Commited where more than 1.000 doctors and nurses in Catalonia will be receiving meals through our couriers during their hard and long journeys in different public health care centers around the country.
Books and love at the hospitals
Barcelona is full of roses, books and love every April 23rd -Sant Jordi’s day-. And this year we didn’t want to confine this tradition. Hotels Catalonia organised an action where thousands of second hands books where gathered -with our support!- and delivered to hospitals for COVID patients.
End the digital divide
During this crisis, many children don’t have access to internet at home nor devices for connecting and being able to e-learn during the confinement. The NGO Reir is leading an initiative that gathers electronic devices -with our help!- and distributes them among families that need it the most.
HIGÍA Plan. The other care
Many elderly patients of COVID-19 are at the hospital with not even their most basic belongings (glasses, picture from their family…). This project from ALL, University Hospital la Princesa and Glovo aims to revert this situation. Taking care of the emotional health of the patients is key.
Cáritas & Glovo
Cáritas has been focusing on helping vulnerable families, collecting food and medical supplies and Glovo offered his fleet to deliver basic needs coverage to these vulnerable collectives, highly affected by the current situation. With Caritas we try to be where they need us most!
Fundación Esplai – Meals for elderly
Fundación Esplai, supported by the Barcelona City Council and Glovo are working together to provide meals every day for 280 elderly people. Everyday, at lunch time and at dinner time, our glovers deliver the meals to the houses of elderly persons in a dependency situation.
Donations through our App
Peru – Spain – Portugal
It’s already possible to donate money through our app to NGOs that fight for mitigating the consequences of this crisis. By now it’s possible to do so in Spain, Portugal and Peru and soon will be also available in other countries. Amazing the solidarity from our users!
Meals for Refugees
The NGO Refugiados sin Fronteras provides 400 meals a week to families in a high degree of vulnerability, refugees and migrants with no jobs in the city of Madrid. Our glovers deliver each of the meals to their domiciles, twice a week. We’re so happy to help here!
Nippy – Safety for our Glovers, first
Nippy, an organization that supports and creates opportunities for communities affected by the regional migration crisis, is providing hygiene kits, gloves and masks to exposed glovers in Argentina. Nippy is receiving funds from other companies willing to help protect our glovers!
Imagina Mas & Glovo
The NGO Imagina Mas supports vulnerable groups such as people with HIV and other STIs or at risk of acquire it, migrants, LGTBI collective and people who practice prostitution. Some of these collectives in Madrid are being highly affected by this crisis and in Glovo we’re very happy to help them.
Banc dels Aliments and Glovo
Banc dels Aliments and Glovo are delivering in Barcelona hundreds of meals every week to families which are in extremely vulnerable situation. Banc dels Aliments is working in coordination with the NGO World Central Kitchen -which has set up a huge kitchen in the city- and the Barcelona City Council.
Tablets for all the patients
This startup is dedicated to the reusing and recycling of electronic devices. They have started an initiative to make the isolation of hospitalized patients a bit more bearable by collecting devices donated by people, setting them up and delivering them to hospitals. Glovo is helping them with the logistics.
Save the Children & Glovo
Glovo reached an agreement with this NGO which provides help to more than 3.000 children in Spain. Our glovers will be delivering essential supplies to them and their families, such as food and medicines. We’re very proud of this nice partnership!
Ordering means helping
Nice initiative which consists in donating the money raised by the delivery fees on Easter Monday to the NGO Solidarity Covid which helps people in the poorest neighborhood of Abidjan to get access to basic needs to fight Coronavirus. More than 1250 meals were served!
Sweet solidarity in Morocco
This initiative was started by citizens in Casablanca who wanted to show their support to medical staff. Tens of volunteers bake cookies everyday at their homes, and Glovo delivers these hearty goods with nice and supportive messages to the hospitals.
Aiudo. We care about elderly
Aiudo is a startup that selects the best caregivers for the elderly and dependent people. Thanks to a joint initiative with Glovo, Aiudo’s caregivers are now able to order Groceries through the Glovo app, and our couriers can bring their shopping list at their homes!
VISA – NGO Catharsis
VISA is funding a project in Georgia to provide food and hygiene products to elderly people in vulnerability. The NGO Catharsis is providing products and meals to 60 people on a daily basis. 400 beneficiaries are receiving this help thanks to our brave glovers who are delivering these orders.
This initiative takes place in Zaragoza to encourage health workers who fight against Covid19. Glovo users can now order meals through our app from more than 15 restaurants that will be delivered by our glovers to different hospitals and emergency units in the city. Applause for the heroes!
Fundación Alex. Mirarte Otra Vez
This is a cool initiative to overcome the isolation of hospitalized patients by collecting and sending tables to hospitals and residences in different cities in Spain. Glovo is lending a hand by delivering those tablets and thus facilitating virtual communication between patients and their loved ones!
DVK & Food for Good
DKV contacts their insured via a psychologist that analyzes if they might need some warm meals because any mobility problem or disease and Food for Good -an NGO with big kitchens that cook for vulnerable collectives- cooks for them. Our super glovers deliver these important meals!
All over the world
The UN Global Compact invites CEOs to record and submit a video sharing what their company is doing in response to COVID-19 giving examples of efforts to recover from, and support resiliency in the face of this global crisis. This is the video our CEO, Oscar Pierre, submitted on their website.
Kaufland & Glovo
Glovo and Kaufland have created a telephone hotline for elderly to buy groceries. Kaufland employees and some volunteers pick up the orders in the store and Glovo angels deliver it to the houses. Free delivery is supported by Kaufland. We’re so happy and proud about this initiative!
These projects are funded either by Glovo through our employee-voluntary program #GlovoCares, another donations from the team or by third parties willing to collaborate with us to maximize their social impact.
If you are a non-for-profit organization or a representative from the public administration looking for a logistical partner to transport goods to the most vulnerable, or if you just want to support one of our initiatives, don’t hesitate to contact us!