Lyft offers rides for residents traveling to grocery stores in Southeast DC

This is a Lyft logo being installed on a Lyft driver's car(AP File Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Lyft is offering rides to residents living east of the Anacostia Rive to get them to the grocery store.

Lyft is partnering with Martha's Table to help residents in Southeast Washington travel to the grocery store because there are limited transportation options in the area.

The groups are working to identify 500 families in Southeast to help in a six-month pilot program which begins in January.

The rideshare company will drive those families to and from local grocery stores for only $2.50.

There are a total of 49 grocery stores in DC. In Wards 7 and 8, there are only three.

ABC7's Drew Wilder has more on this story in the above video.

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