DoorDash joined with United Way and 211 in April to deliver food boxes to those in need.
In March, DoorDash spearheaded a free grocery delivery program for shoppers age 60 and older, also including fellow e-commerce services Freshop, GrocerKey, Mercato and Rosie, and encompassing orders from local specialty markets, independent grocers and major regional chains.
Additional philanthropic and in-kind contributions for Ride United come from The Rockefeller Foundation and the Why Not You Foundation, led by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ciara.
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way has been doing what we’ve always done when communities struggle – help people respond, recover and rebuild,” noted Brian Gallagher, president and CEO of Aleandria, Va.-based United Way Worldwide. “Yet with individuals and families facing ongoing financial challenges, we know their needs will continue, especially when it comes to putting food on the table. We appreciate The Rockefeller Foundation, DoorDash, Albertsons, and Ciara and Russell Wilson joining us to help more people access food through Ride United. Solving problems sustainably takes partnership, and by working together, we can make sure every person gets the support they need in this difficult time.”
United Way’s Ride United was originally launched in 2019 to leverage local United Way chapters and 211 agencies in 27 cities across 17 states to provide rides to job interviews, medical appointments, grocery stores, food pantries and the like.
Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons operates 2,252 retail stores with 1,726 pharmacies, 402 associated fuel centers, 23 dedicated distribution centers and 20 manufacturing facilities. The company's stores predominantly operate under the banners Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarkets, Market Street, and Haggen. Albertsons is No. 8 on The PG 100, Progressive Grocer