How we’re using tech to fight hunger
The average restaurant throws away 100,000 pounds of food annually. Less than 2% of restaurant food is donated, and transportation is a top barrier. But there’s a great need: 1 in 8 people in the U.S. face hunger. Through Project DASH, we're using our logistics technology to connect surplus food with local food banks that serve people facing hunger in our communities. To have an even bigger impact, we've partnered with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief nonprofit, to power their MealConnect platform. This tool automatically connects our partner restaurants’ donated food with a local Feeding America® member food bank—and DoorDash facilitates the pick up and delivery, free of charge. Interested in learning more? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Totally not wasted!
Since January, we've powered delivery of over 34,000 pounds (!) of recovered food from restaurants to hunger-relief nonprofits through Project DASH. We're proud to partner with these important organizations in our mission of #DeliveringGood.
Just how much food is that? Well, picture...
- A trio of African elephants
- 17 king size waterbeds
- 20 Cessna planes
- 45 grand pianos
- 600 bushels of corn
- 136,000 hamburger patties
DELIVERING GOOD ART
On the road with Project DASH
If you find yourself in Austin, Brooklyn, or Boston this summer, check out our first-ever murals featuring Project DASH (scroll right for how you can help donate a meal when you visit). If you aren't able to make it in person, stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the mural right here.
Where to find the murals:
Austin, July 23–Sept. 16, East 7th Street and Webberville Road
Boston, July 23–Sept. 16, Beacon and Dickinson Street, Cambridge
Brooklyn, July 30–Aug. 26, Kent Avenue and South 3rd Street, Williamsburg
MURAL MEAL MATCH
What if taking a selfie could be a selfless act?
As in, what if your selfie could feed a person in need? This summer, we set out to make that happen. Take a photo in front of one of our murals in Austin, Boston, or Brooklyn (see left for locations) and tag it with @doordash and #DeliveringGood, and we’ll donate one meal* in partnership with Feeding America® to someone in need. Since January 2018, DoorDash customers and merchant partners have helped us donate over 1.8 million meals* to people facing hunger. Join us!
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks.
Delivering good news
At Tacos A Go Go, Breakfast Tacos Reign Supreme
“When we opened this place, the idea was to have a vibe that was accessible to a broad range of people,” Sharon Haynes, co-owner of Houston’s Tacos A Go Go, told us. “People knew Tex-Mex, but we wanted to bring in Mexican street culture, which has such an amazing vibe and look and feel to it.” We sat down with Haynes and head chef Marivel Gomez to talk all things Tex-Mex, breakfast tacos, and the only way you should ever consider eating them (hint: it can get messy).
DELIVERING GOOD @DOORDASH
WeDash for a Cause
At DoorDash, we believe the best way to stay connected to our communities is to spend time in their shoes. That's why every full-time employee dashes once a month. Known as WeDash, it’s a tradition that's been going strong since our founding. But it's not just about improving DoorDash. We also do it to give back—every single penny earned while WeDashing is donated to a different charity. In 2018, we have contributed to food justice organizations based in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Santa Cruz, and Rochester.
delivering good EXPERIENCES
What You're Saying...
“DoorDash allows me to try new foods. I’m not good at cooking Thai cuisine or ramen, but I can get it through DoorDash.”
—Rosa, Mountain View, CA
“Ordering DoorDash gives me more time to relax.”
—Jennifer, Houston, TX
“DoorDash is a way to explore what’s around me—I just moved.”
—Charles, Los Angeles, CA