DoorDash: Addressing Food Insecurity Through Last-Mile Delivery with Project DASH
August 23, 2021
Sueli Shaw, Head of Social Impact at DoorDash
More than 42 million people in the United States may experience food insecurity this year, many due to the impact of the pandemic. Project DASH aims to implement innovative solutions to getting food and resources to people who need it most. Since 2018, the program has provided last-mile delivery and online ordering solutions for government and nonprofit partners, helping hundreds of food banks and food pantries serve their clients.
With the help of our Dasher community, Project DASH has powered more than 900,000 deliveries on behalf of our social and public sector partners as of August 2021, in more than 900 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Most recently, Project DASH reached a big milestone: an estimated 15 million meals delivered.
At DoorDash, we believe that last-mile delivery is a long-term, transformational solution enabling food banks and food pantries to serve families in a way that emphasizes convenience and dignity.
We know that partnerships, shared goals, and collaboration will be key to this vision and to DoorDash’s broader mission to empower local economies. We are honored and excited to join the Alliance to End Hunger. With the Alliance and its members, we hope to continue creating access and innovation in our communities.