Feeding our community
Nearly one in five New York City residents are food insecure and we ask you to join us in helping fill their plates. This week, we’re teaming up with City Harvest, which rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it to over 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and community food programs across the five boroughs.
On Thursday, March 5, request GIVE between 2-8pm and donate non-perishable food items to City Harvest to help feed hungry New Yorkers
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The items most in need are canned fruit, tuna fish, canned vegetables, peanut butter (plastic jars), and hot and cold cereal. One of our Uber partner drivers will pick up your donation of 8 cans or more and deliver them directly to community food programs that City Harvest serves in your area.
The cost of living in NYC has increased by 59% since 2000, median wage earnings have increased by only 17%, and over 1.4 million New Yorkers are facing hunger each year. With a winter that has brought record cold temperatures, the city’s emergency food programs need your support now more than ever.
Every New Yorker deserves a warm meal on the table—and we thank you for joining with Uber and City Harvest to help. Whether you wish to donate yourself, or round up an office-wide food drive—your contribution will make a difference.
Not able to donate food items? You can always consider making a gift online to help keep City Harvest’s trucks on the road rescuing and delivering food. Click here to learn more about City Harvest’s work and to donate.
“We are thrilled to partner with Uber to help feed hungry New Yorkers. Many families are struggling to put meals on the table, and City Harvest is committed to collecting 50 million pounds of food to help feed the 1.4 million men, women, and children in our city who face hunger this year. Thank you for supporting our mission and highlighting how New Yorkers can come together to help one another in times of need.”
– Rebecca Fontes, Director, New Business Development at City Harvest
HOW IT WORKS:
- Tonight, collect nonperishable food items
- Tomorrow, March 5, 0pen your Uber app between 2-8pm
- Request GIVE at the bottom of your screen
- An SUV will arrive to pick up your donation and bring it to a community food program that is served by City Harvest
- Each GIVE request must include a minimum donation of 8 pounds* (approximately 8 canned food items).
- Food items must be non-perishable (think canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, peanut butter, and both hot and cold cereal), and cannot be dented, opened, or have passed expiration dates.
- Drivers will arrive at your requested pick-up location. Please keep in mind drivers can’t leave vehicles unattended, so we ask that you bring your food donation out to meet the driver when he or she arrives. Drivers will not pick up nonfood items.
- Food drive pickups on March 5 are available in Manhattan and some areas of Brooklyn (Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Clinton Hill, Park Slope)
- If your office organizes a food drive and then does not get connected with a GIVE partner driver on March 5, we will happily coordinate a time to pick up the donations on the following day, Friday, March 6.
*8 pounds of food is enough to help feed one New Yorker for 8 days
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