Uber today announced it will help deliver free meals for the hungry and those impacted by the Covid pandemic in partnership with the Robin Hood Army, a volunteer-based organization, which fights against hunger.
As the RHA’s mobility partner, Uber will provide free rides to its volunteers in 10 cities: Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, and Chandigarh, over a 2 month pilot or test phase of their partnership.
Uber is also supporting RHA’s ongoing #Mission30M project, one of the largest food relief efforts by civic society, with free rides for volunteers. The project, which started 1st July and culminates on 15th August, is being supported by over 60,000 volunteers, who’re attempting to distribute staple food to 30 million people, most affected by the pandemic.
Speaking about Uber’s efforts to feed the hungry, Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia, said, “We at Uber are committed to reducing urban hunger, a problem that has escalated and impacted millions more across India due to the ongoing pandemic. We’re thrilled to join forces with the Robin Hood Army and be a part of the solution for supporting vulnerable communities in these trying times.”
Neel Ghose, Founder, Robin Hood Army, said, “We are delighted and grateful to partner with Uber once again! Our partnership ensures that our Robins have a safe and easy way to travel and mobilize the food, and focus on the primary act of serving millions of people.”
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Uber has launched multiple initiatives to support State governments and communities across the country. The company facilitated 280,000 free trips to the National Health Authority (NHA) and other city and State Governments across the country for transporting thousands of frontline healthcare workers. These rides were part of a larger global commitment made by Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, to donate 10 million free food deliveries and rides to healthcare workers, seniors, and people in need.