Frontline non-profit organizations in New York will receive 8,000 donated meals from Uber Eats and the state Assembly, Speaker Carl Heastie is set to announce later Tuesday.
The meals will be donated to 13 organizations to benefit organizations working on issues like food insecurity, homelessness and mental health -- all of which have come to the forefront during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers will receive a promotion code they can use to receive a free meal of up to $25 on the Uber Eats app or through the company's website. Uber is donating 10 million rides and food deliveries during the pandemic to health care workers, older people and people in need.
The groups receiving the donations are: Eastchester Heights, Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc, Elmor Youth and Adult Activities in Corona, Ozone Park Residents Block Association, Bread of Life Pantry in Long Island City, Kiwanis Club of Jackson Heights, Sedgwick Houses (NYCHA) in the Bronx, Muslim American Society in Astoria, The Connected Chef in Astoria, Ebbets Field (Tenant Development), Fort Greene Council Inc, Red Hook Senior Center and Junior High School 136 in Brooklyn.
“These organizations and housing developments are invaluable assets to our communities and they need our help now more than ever,” Speaker Carl Heastie said. “Eastchester Heights, located in the 83rd AD, has for decades provided rent stabilized housing for hundreds of families. As a result of this global pandemic families have experienced financial disturbances as well as food insecurity. Thank you to Uber for their assistance in providing meals and smiles during this time. During moments like these when we all come together, we see the strength of a community.”