‘The Dealer’: Manchester app to aid Mustard Tree in fight against homelessness

Half-price food and a helping hand to the homeless are available at the same time thanks to an app recently launched in Manchester.

‘The Dealer’ offers discounts at restaurants and in return asks customers whether they want to donate 50p to charities committed to fighting homelessness.

As part of the launch week in Manchester – October 23 to November 1 – a selection of The Dealer’s partners are offering a one-time 50% off all food.

The selection of restaurants on offer goes from South American food at Favelas to Italian at Bravissimi. Indian street food restaurant and winners of the 2017 Manchester Food and Drink Awards, Bundobust, will also be offering 25% off.

Donations in Manchester will go to Mustard Tree, a local charity set up in 1994 to help tackle both the causes and consequences of poverty and homelessness.

During 2016, Mustard Tree provided nearly 50,000 meals and helped gift over 900 families with furniture, and 25 of its clients gained employment.

It also offered over 350 places on its Freedom Project, which provides work experience as well as additional support to those who have additional problems in life, such as homelessness, mental health problems, or a criminal record.

As well as the financial benefits that The Dealer hopes to give charities like Mustard Tree, staff at the company volunteer at homeless charities every week.

All that customers have to do to help is choose a deal, say yes to giving a small amount of their The Dealer-provided savings to charity, and turn up at the restaurant to take advantage.

The app is available to download on both the Apple and Android App stores, and is also paired with restaurants in Oxford, Liverpool, Cambridge, and Swansea.

Image courtesy of Stovepipe via Twitter, with thanks.

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