Uber Eats to feed vulnerable families in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 2- Uber Eats has partnered with Team Pankaj to help feed vulnerable Kenyan families with young children, impacted most heavily by the lockdown.

As part of the initiative,Uber Eats will match each purchase from it’s app with food parcels that will be delivered to vulnerable families.

Team Pankaj, a Kenyan charitable organisation is supporting the initiative by identifying the families in need and handling the delivery of the food parcels to them.

Nadeem Anjarwalla, General Manager for Uber Eats in Kenya explains, “The most important thing we can do right now is to support those most impacted in our communities. With this unique partnersh onip, we hope to demonstrate our commitment to the community during this difficult time by supporting food relief to people in need.”

How Buy One, Give One works:

  1. Tap on any grocery or convenience store in the Uber Eats app.
  2. Add grocery or convenience store products to your order.
  3. Your order will be delivered to your door and a matching food parcel will be donated to a vulnerable family in Nairobi.

“This pandemic has amplified inequalities and we are committed to supporting vulnerable children and their families now and when schools reopen,” said Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant-Director General for Education. “We believe Uber’s initiatives under UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition will make a meaningful difference by providing vital support to children’s health and well-being and helping them and teachers get back to school..

In May 2020, Uber launched Move What Matters, a global campaign to offer discounts, free rides and meals to frontline workers and other organisations making a difference during the coronavirus pandemic. In Kenya, Uber has been supporting the national COVID-19 task force command centre and medical professionals with free and discounted rides to and from work.

Kang'ethe Njoroge

Kang'ethe Njoroge is the Managing Editor of Money Series Africa. He is a seasoned communication strategist, with over five year experience in New Media and digital marketing. He is also the Co - Founder of Founders Breakfast Kenya and is currently a Business Development Director of TheCure Marketing Agency.

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