Uber, a technology company that has simplified getting a ride to your destination with a click of a button, has partnered with Meals on Wheels to further the nonprofit’s mission of “providing healthy meals to homebound seniors, veterans" and more, according to TechCrunch.
Under the two-year partnership between Uber and Meals on Wheels, Uber will donate $1 million, which includes a direct contribution to Meals on Wheels, promotional codes for free rides to the organization’s volunteers and volunteer support from Uber staff members. This contribution from Uber will allow Meals on Wheels—and its two million volunteers throughout the U.S.—get to and from their destinations.
“We think it’s going to make a huge difference to our country and to communities throughout the U.S. We think it’s going to be a great model for other companies that want to do good and do well at the same time.” — Ellie Hollander, CEO of Meals on Wheels
In addition, restaurants that have partnered with UberEATS have also agreed to donate $1 from all orders made on Nov. 22.
Uber’s step towards doing more social good in the community doesn’t stop there. Earlier this month, the company announced that they are contributing $5 million over a five-year period to organizations that work towards the prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence.