Roommates, as cities around the country are shutting down completely, it’s going to take efforts from some of the biggest companies we know to ensure people have access to basic necessities. Well, #UberEats is showing up and showing out for those standing on the front lines of the pandemic.
According to CNBC, Uber Eats is planning to provide free food deliveries to healthcare workers and first responders, who still have to go to work and respond to the coronavirus.
“We know that the work of medical and crisis response teams can be tireless, and the hours long; we hope we can help in a small way,” Uber said in a statement. “We’re going to deliver 300,000 meals for health officials and first responders who are on the front line. We’re doing what we can.”
The company has also announced a new effort to push free delivery in the upcoming weeks, to ease people’s access to food.
“We know the coming weeks will be challenging ones for many small business owners, and we want to help restaurants focus on food, not finances. That’s why we’re working to drive increased demand to more than 100,000 independent restaurants around the U.S. and Canada through free delivery and marketing efforts.”
“As more customers are choosing to stay indoors, we’ve waived the delivery free for the more than 100,000 independent restaurants across U.S. and Canada on Uber Eats,” the company said. “We will also launch daily dedicated, targeted marketing campaigns–both in-app and via email — to promote delivery from local restaurants, especially those that are new to the app.”
As restaurants across the state have closed their doors to dine-in customers, take out and delivery services have increased in demand.