WASHINGTON (7News) — DoorDash in partnership with the District's Bread for the City organization is celebrating a huge milestone Wednesday morning.
Councilman Kenyan McDuffie and DCRA Director Ernest Chrappah are also joining in on the celebration of the ceremonial 30,000th delivery of its Project DASH partnership to deliver groceries to D.C. area neighbors in need. City leaders were at the event to address the state of food insecurity and highlight the great work being done through this partnership to combat hunger.
Project DASH has successfully achieved over 30,000 deliveries of about 500,000 meals for Bread for the City clients who are mobility constrained and/or unable to access healthy groceries.
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Project DASH is DoorDash’s initiative to empower food banks, food pantries and social impact organizations to leverage DoorDash's last-mile logistics to carry out their mission. Project DASH has powered over 2 million deliveries of an estimated 35 million meals.
A report released by the Capital Area Food Bank in 2020 initially sounded the alarm on this food hunger crisis, showing that some parts of the region experienced a 300% increase in the number of individuals suffering from hunger.
The Capital Area Food Bank has an interactive map on its website where it takes a look at communities impacted by food insecurity in the area. To learn more, click here.