Ethical food delivery – Wings

Wings rider delivering food to a customer

Lots of us like takeaway food – and it’s often brought to our door by delivery riders. Since March 2020 more and more of us have been ordering in, because it’s safer than going out or because Covid restrictions meant there was nowhere to go. But have you ever wondered if your delivery rider is being fairly paid, or about the impact of all those journeys and deliveries?

In Finsbury Park, former Deliveroo rider, Rich Mason, is trying to address these issues. He’s launched Wings, an ethical food delivery co-operative, with seed funding from Islington Council. All riders are employed on London Living Wage, with job security, sick pay and benefits. If you’ve ever found yourself worried about the social impact of having dinner delivered to your door, this just might be your new favourite app.

The welfare issues of the riders aren’t the only hidden costs of the convenience epidemic – there is also the impact on the environment. Wings is seeking to solve this problem too, with their commitment to using only zero-emission vehicles. Also they are working with their restaurant partners on ways to cut plastic waste.

Wings works with small, local businesses in Finsbury Park, delivering the best and most exciting dishes from the neighbourhood.  If, like us, you love your Friday night takeaway treat, but you’re also community-focused and eco-conscious and live in Finsbury Park, why not give Wings a try?

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