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 launching Project DASH in January, we've powered more than 3,500 deliveries of over 200,000 pounds of donated food from restaurants and businesses to hunger-relief nonprofits. We're proud to support these important organizations in our mission of #DeliveringGood.
Diverting that much surplus food from landfills is roughly the same as:
- Providing 165,000 meals to people facing hunger
- Eliminating 108,000 pounds of CO2 (or taking 4300 cars off the road for a day)
- Saving 70 million gallons of water (think: over 4 million showers)
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On the road with Project DASH
Our first-ever murals featuring Project DASH were painted in Austin, Brooklyn, and Boston this summer.
Check out this video for a behind-the-scenes look.
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. Every time you tagged a picture of our murals in Austin, Boston, or Brooklyn, we donated one meal* in partnership with Feeding America®. Since January 2018, together with DoorDash partners and customers, we've helped donate over 2.2 million meals* to people facing hunger. Stay tuned for more ways to join us!
*Leveraging Feeding America’s ability to source and transport donated food at scale, $1 helps provide 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks..
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A Taste of Summer in Chicago
Big Star and Publican Quality Meats, two beloved Windy City restaurants available on DoorDash, feature the kinds of menus made for summer delivery anywhere — deliciously fresh Mexican fare at Big Star, and gorgeous sandwiches and salads from Publican Quality Meats composed from local, seasonal ingredients and housemade charcuterie.
Publican Quality Meats’ vision is to offer incredible product to our guests, whether that is naturally raised/hormone free meat from our butchers, hand-selected artisanal retail selections, craveable sandwiches/salads/soups, bread made in our bakery from organic wheats and flours, or the charcuterie and sausages made in house.
Share Your Good Times
Time to explore a new neighborhood. Time to finish that book you've been reading. Time to enjoy your favorite meal with a view. Tag your favorite moments with #DeliveringGood and @DoorDash and you could be featured on our feed.
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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, Rochester, and areas in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence.
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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