Liverpool school the first in the UK to partner with Deliveroo

In an innovative move, St John Bosco Arts College in Liverpool has announced a revolutionary partnership with Deliveroo, becoming the first UK school to extend its canteen offerings to the public. 

The canteen to community initiative honours the school’s commitment to community service, continuing the legacy of the Salesian Sisters of St John Bosco, who have been a cornerstone of the Croxteth community since the 1950s. 

Spearheading the initiative is Ann Roan, catering manager at St John Bosco. Backed by her incredible team of 12 local staff, Ann’s natural flare for innovation and entrepreneurial spirit made her the perfect person to lead the project. 

Ann said: “It has caused a lot of excitement with the pupils, and we are so proud to be the first UK school on Deliveroo. This venture goes beyond meal service – it’s an example of the Bosco spirit of hospitality, honouring our roots and the Salesian Sisters’ legacy of care and community. We’re not just filling plates; we’re fulfilling our mission.” 

The Bosco Brunch menu is available on Deliveroo here and features a selection of delicious and nutritionally balanced options, including some breakfast royalty items. 

Customers can choose from a hearty sausage and bacon sandwich, served on a signature crispy bagel, the full works breakfast, cheese on toast, Belgian waffles and more. 

Headteacher at St John Bosco Arts College, Darren Gidman, discussed how the initiative has a broader impact in the current climate. He said: “Our collaboration with Deliveroo is about more than just serving meals; it’s a strategic response to the current economic challenges, creating a self-sustaining model where the generated profits will support the expansion of our free school meals and breakfast programmes.”

Mr Gidman added how the school’s ethos is a core part of the project, commenting: “As one of our core values, ‘community’ is part of our DNA here at Bosco. This project is not just about food; it’s about fostering community spirit and setting an example of how schools can creatively contribute to society. 

“We’re excited to see how this venture is received and hope it inspires similar initiatives.”

Beloved school cook and supporter of the initiative, Lynn Moyes, shared how the partnership made her reflect on her time in school and feel a sense of nostalgia. 

She said: “We all remember our favourite school dinners, right? Now we’re serving up these nostalgic classics to the whole of Liverpool with Deliveroo. It’s all about love, laughter and lashing of flavour. 

“Bon appétit, Liverpool!”

Here is a breakdown of what you can expect to pay for some menu options: 

•           ‘The Full Works’ breakfast – £6.00

•           Sausage bagel – £4.50

•           Bacon bagel – £4.50

•           Sausage and bacon bagel – £5.00

•           Cheese on toast – £2.50

•           Belgian waffle – £3.00

•           Egg bagel – £4.00

Delivery charges and service fees may vary. More information can be found on the Deliveroo website here.

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