Uber is delivering over 300,000 free meals to health-care workers and first responders amid coronavirus crisis
As the world grapples with coronovirus, many tech companies are offering their support to local communities. Yesterday, we reporting Google working with the U.S. government to develop a coronavirus information website. Today, Uber announced that it’s giving away free meals to health workers and first responders who are helping combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The tech giant said it is dealivering 300,000 free meals on its Uber Eats to first responders and healthcare workers in US and Canada, in coordination with local and state and provincial governments. “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.” the company said. Interested officials and organizations can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It’s Uber Eats’ mission to deliver food experiences that fuel everyday life. But today the world feels anything but business as usual. As we face the uncertainty of this health crisis together with our restaurant partners, we are thinking about how best to support independent restaurants in the U.S. & Canada that have been most significantly affected,” the company said in a press release.
“As more customers are choosing to stay indoors, we’ve waived the Delivery Fee for the more than 100,000 independent restaurants across US & 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.”
So far, at least 3,774 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and at least 69 people have died as of Sunday, according to tracking data from Johns Hopkins University.