Uber donates 100,000 meals to Albertsons for Thanksgiving season
Uber Technologies Inc. announced its support of grocery partner Albertsons Cos. Inc.’s Nourishing Neighbors program to give 100,000 meals to families in need this Thanksgiving. The donation will be distributed through the Albertsons Companies Foundation and provided to local charities that will use the money to fund healthy meals for children in need during the holiday season and connect families to federal programs.
This charitable donation is a result of the successful partnership to ensure that Albertsons Cos and Uber are able to meet and serve their customers. This month the two companies expanded grocery delivery for Albertsons Cos brands Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, ACME, Tom Thumb and Randalls to six new major U.S. markets, including the greater regions of Chicago, Baltimore, Reno, Tuscon, and Colorado Springs. Since launching together in July, availability of Albertsons Cos. stores to U.S. consumers on Uber’s apps has increased by more than three times across the country, and will span 1,200 store locations by end of year.
“At Uber, we’re dedicated to supporting communities and we’re honored to work with our partner, Albertsons Companies, and their Nourishing Neighbors program to help feed families in need this holiday season,” said Oskar Hjertonsson, head of grocery at Uber. “We hope that with this small gift, by bringing Uber grocery to more of the U.S., and by adding new aisles of seasonal must-haves, we’re able to help everyone get what they need this Thanksgiving.”