NEW JERSEY – Uber Eats Wednesday announced a plan to donate 900 free meals to healthcare workers at three hospitals in Northern New Jersey, spokesperson Harry Hartfield said.
Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers are on the frontlines of the effort to save lives in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the donation, Uber Eats will provide meals to workers at Bergen New Bridge, Hackettstown Medical Center, and Valley Hospital as a small thank you for their heroic efforts.
“During this trying time, it’s encouraging to see so many businesses in our North Jersey community, including Uber and its employees, supporting our front-line health care workers,” U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) said. “It’s remarkable to see so many families and businesses in the Fifth District coming together to support those who are putting their lives on the line to keep us safe.”
“Our healthcare workers are heroes and we all have a role to play in supporting their incredible efforts. We’re glad to partner with Representative Gottheimer to give back to the brave men and women on the frontlines of this crisis,” said De’Shawn Wright, Senior Manager for Public Policy at Uber.
Workers will receive a promo code they can use to receive a free meal up to $25 on the Uber Eats app or through the Uber Eats website. The donation is part of Uber’s larger commitment to provide 10 million rides and food deliveries to healthcare workers, seniors, and people in need. It comes on top of a $350,000 donation to the state of New Jersey to provide meals to healthcare workers statewide.