Door Dash and Mayor Andre Dickens have announced a new partnership with the initiative to combat food insecurity in the City of Atlanta. The plan involves supplying targeted support to those who need it, providing Community Credits gift cards, data on local food access, logistics for food delivery, and other charitable offerings.
This partnership is part of a larger, national commitment from DoorDash, who are working with 17 other mayors across the country in support of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
“One in nine people in metro Atlanta is living with food insecurity, which should be a call to action for all of us,” said Mayor Dickens. “Partnerships like this one with DoorDash allow us to combat food insecurity in our communities and help us build a more resilient, equitable and inclusive Atlanta.”
Project DASH already works with local organizations like the Midtown Assistance Center, Feeding GA Families Incorporated, Bagel Rescue, and more.
“Our mission to grow and empower local economies animates our longstanding work to support the communities we serve by helping tackle critical issues,” said Elizabeth Jarvis-Shean, Vice President of Communications and Policy at DoorDash. “[this project] places a spotlight on the urgent need for collaboration across the public and private sectors to break down barriers to food access.”
From its tech-driven foundations, DoorDash has since implemented DoorDash Impact, bringing logistic expertise to the government, as well as nonprofits and other organizations. Communities have continuously faced the challenges of food waste and food insecurity, with this new platform ready to tackle these issues head on.
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