Lyft partners with Martha's Table to launch Lyft Grocery Access Program - Technical.ly DC

Access

Dec. 6, 2018 12:57 pm

Lyft partners with Martha’s Table to launch Lyft Grocery Access Program

Families with children enrolled at seven participating elementary schools in Wards 7 and 8 will have access to discounted Lyft rides to four select grocery stores and markets starting next year.

A Lyft ride.

(Courtesy photo)

Lyft wants to use transportation tech to meaningfully engage in D.C.’s food ecosystem by bridging the grocery gap for Ward 7 and 8 families with a new initiative coming to the District next week.

On Dec. 11, Lyft will launch its Lyft Grocery Access Program in partnership with Martha’s Table, a Washington, D.C.–based nonprofit that provides healthy food, affordable clothing and quality education to D.C. residents. Due to the fact that there are only three grocery stores in Wards 7 and 8, of the 49 throughout the entire District, families with children enrolled at seven participating elementary schools in the two wards will have access to $2. 50 Lyft Shared rides when traveling to four select grocery stores and markets partnering with the program.

The program will be piloted between January and June 2019, where 500 families will receive a max of 50 rides in that six-month period to travel to select grocery stores and Lyft will monitor progress and experience.

The four locations include:

  • Giant at 1535 Alabama Ave SE)
  • Safeway at 2845 Alabama Ave SE and 322 40th St NE
  • Martha’s Table at 2375 Elvans Road SE

Lyft is aiming to reduce the the time, financial burden and transportation barriers for families when it comes to grocery shopping. Lyft and Martha’s Table will launch the program at a community breakfast event on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Martha’s Table, where more details about the program will be unveiled.

Organizations: Lyft
-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

Capital One, WhyHotel and TwentyTables are hiring at NET/WORK DC. Will you be there?

WDCEP welcomes 26 District leaders as ambassadors ahead of 2019 SXSW

Real estate property intelligence platform Remine raises $30M Series A round

SPONSORED

DC

Pitch to speak at Comcast Labs Connect’s data security conference

Washington, DC

Nava

Infrastructure Engineer (DC, SF, NYC)

Apply Now
Washington DC

The Washington Post

Back End Developer/ Engineer – Arc Engineering

Apply Now
Chicago, IL

The Washington Post

Scrum Master

Apply Now

Brainsy launches a new platform to bring reward incentives to curated online communities

Pitch to speak at Comcast Labs Connect’s data security conference

ByteCubed and CHIEF merge to launch tech and creative design company: U.Group

SPONSORED

DC

The Washington Post is reprogramming the way news breaks

Washington DC

The Washington Post

Front End Developer / Engineer – Arc Engineering

Apply Now
Washington DC

The Washington Post

Senior Software Engineer

Apply Now
NY, New York

The Washington Post

Trainer Consultant

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Dc

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!