DoorDash & DOE feed medically homebound students
DoorDash partners with Department of Education to deliver food to medically homebound students
BY BETH DEDMAN
The NYC Department of Education and DoorDash, an on-demand food platform, partnered to deliver meals to hundreds of medically fragile students across the five boroughs.
After the public schools closed March 16, students with compromised immune systems or a lack of mobility were struggling to access the free meals provided by meal hubs. This partnership will use DoorDash’s fleet of Dashers to get deliveries from one of the 456 feeding sites providing three meals a day directly to the homes of medically fragile students.
“During this difficult time, I’ve been so grateful to New Yorkers who are coming together to make sure our students are safe, healthy, and can continue to learn,” Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza said. “Our partnership with DoorDash is a prime example of these efforts, bringing meals to our students who cannot leave their homes, and meeting a critical need during a crisis.”