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Uber-Meals on Wheels Partnership: $1M Donation, Free Rides

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Volunteers Dick and Janice Harper deliver Meals On Wheels to seniors in Dayton, Virginia, Monday, March 21, 2016. (Nikki Fox/Daily News-Record via AP)

By    |   Monday, 20 November 2017 05:31 PM

Uber has announced a partnership with Meals on Wheels America and will be donating $1 million over the next two years, including free rides for volunteers to make deliveries. 

The two-year charitable partnership will also involve Uber employees volunteering at Meals on Wheels locations, Business Insider reported.

Meals on Wheels America provides free and low-cost meals to seniors in need, giving them hot food on weekdays and ready-to-eat meals for the weekend.

The partnership would provide a way for volunteers to make deliveries even if they don’t have a vehicle to drive. 

More than 500 UberEATS restaurant partners also will donate $1 from each order they make on Wednesday, Nov. 22 to Meals On Wheels America, TechCrunch reported.

Meals On Wheels America has more than 500 affiliates and over 2 million volunteers across the country, TechCrunch reported. Many affiliates have struggled in recent years to get enough funding to provide meals for a growing senior population. 

Twitter users were on board with the move. 

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Uber has announced a partnership with Meals on Wheels America and will be donating $1 million over the next two years, including free rides for volunteers to make deliveries.
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