In an effort to broaden access to food across Atlanta, the city is partnering with DoorDash for Project DASH.
“One in nine people in metro Atlanta are living with food insecurity, which should be a call to action for all of us,” said Mayor Andre Dickens.
Today, Dickens and DoorDash announced a new partnership, which will support local organizations that serve vulnerable populations experiencing food insecurity.
“Partnerships like this one with DoorDash allow us to combat food insecurity in our communities and help us build a more resilient, equitable and inclusive Atlanta,” Dickens said.
Project DASH will work with the city of Atlanta to supply targeted support through:
- Community credit gift cards
- Data on local needs
- Direct funding for delivery
- Logistics support for local delivery of charitable supplies
Project DASH had powered more than 2.5 million deliveries of an estimated over 50 million meals across North America.
The company actively partners with more than 50 food banks in the Feeding America network.
To date, 56% of Project DASH deliveries in Georgia, or an estimated 65,000 meals, were made to low-income communities.
“Project DASH has empowered food banks, pantries, and other social impact organizations with local delivery to better serve people experiencing food insecurity,” said Elizabeth Jarvis-Shean, vice president of communications and policy at DoorDash.
In Fulton County, Project DASH partners include:
- The Midtown Assistance Center
- The United Way of Greater Atlanta
- Feeding GA Families Incorporated
- Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully, Inc.
- Bagel Rescue
Addressing food insecurity nationally
The partnership with the city is part of DoorDash’s larger, national commitment. The company currently has partnerships with 17 other mayors across the country.
The partnerships aim to support of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
“The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health places a spotlight on the urgent need for collaboration across the public and private sectors to break down barriers to food access,” said Jarvis-Shean.
“We’re inspired by the conference’s focus on solving hunger and we will continue to explore innovative solutions like our Storefront for Food Banks and advocate for policies that advance the fight against insecurity,” she continued.
To learn more about Project DASH, click here.