Feelgood Friday: DoorDash and Foodbank fight food insecurity in South Australia

- May 10, 2024 2 MIN READ

DoorDash and local food relief champions Foodbank are joining forces to launch Project DASH in South Australia. The initiative aims to ensure everyone can access nutritious meals, especially those experiencing food insecurity.

Alarmingly approximately 135,000 South Australians grapple with food insecurity each month. This issue isn’t confined to South Australia> Last year nationally, a staggering 3.7 million households struggled to put food on the table last year. Considering these alarming figures, DoorDash and Foodbank are stepping up to the plate.

The plan involves DoorDash teaming up with On the Run convenience stores to gather surplus non-perishable goods. Then, trusty Dashers will whisk them over to Foodbank HQ in Edwardstown. They’ll also deliver food hampers straight to folks who might find it hard to get to Foodbank themselves, like seniors or those with disabilities.

Project DASH isn’t just a local initiative. It’s already made a huge splash over in the US, delivering over 5 million meals!

An answer for food insecurity

Puji Fernando, DoorDash General Manager, couldn’t be happier with the results.

“At DoorDash, we are committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve. Our partnership with Foodbank and the pilot of Project DASH in South Australia represents our ongoing work to broaden food access, especially during these challenging times, “said Fernando.

“Through Project DASH, we aim to ensure that people experiencing food insecurity have access to nutritious meals. We are excited about the potential impact of Project DASH and look forward to working closely with our partners to make a meaningful difference.”

Foodbank SA & NT’s CEO, Greg Pattinson, says teaming up with DoorDash is a game-changer.

“Foodbank is proud to collaborate with DoorDash on the launch of Project DASH in South Australia. This partnership represents a significant step forward in our mission to make food relief more accessible and support those in the community doing it tough. By working together, we can make a real difference in the lives of those struggling to put food on the table. We look forward to the positive difference that Project DASH will have.”

So, Adelaide, get ready for some serious small-biz hero action! DoorDash and Foodbank are teaming up to ensure no one goes hungry, and that’s something worth celebrating.

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