A BARROW takeaway app has reflected on a busy 2021.

Barrow Eats, an app which residents can use to order food from their favourite takeaways and restaurants, saw many new additions last year including brand new takeaways such as Dodona and Happy Days, and pre-existing takeaways such as May's Thai Treats and Tommo's Chinese.

Orders remained strong throughout the year, with takeaway orders seeing a slight dip when Covid restrictions were lifted and restaurants were once again allowed to open - although orders swiftly rose again with the arrival of winter, according to co-founder Scott Beckman.

The company has used its continued success to support the Barrow community, including launching an Easter egg appeal which saw them donate hundreds of eggs to local causes who in-turn distributed them to children.

Scott said: "We also recently ran a Foodbank Christmas appeal which raised over £2000 worth of food for Christmas foodbank hampers with donations from Barrow Eats customers which we then matched to £500. This was an amazing response and helped so many people in the local area.

"As well as the local Foodbank and many family charities, we have also supported the homeless shelter, many local events with vouchers for raffles, sponsored many local events, local sports teams and also school initiatives most centrally donating to support a mobile library and community gardens.

"We have also given away over £2000 in vouchers to customers, mainly through our social media channels!

"In addition we also work very closely with Barrow Raiders and continue to sponsor and support Barrow AFC."

The company want to encourage people to keep on supporting local businesses, and has shared how much money takeaways save when orders are placed through Barrow Eats.

Scott said: "It is very important and beneficial for the community to continue to support local in order to keep money circulating around the area and keep local businesses afloat who in turn employ local staff.

"When a customer orders via Barrow Eats as opposed to a national app the takeaway saves on average £2 per order. At just 250 orders per week that’s £25,000 per year!"