Lyft announced Monday its partnership with Martha’s Table (an organization working to increase access to quality education programs and healthy food) for the launch of their Grocery Access Program aimed at making it easier for families in Washington D.C. access fresh groceries.
The company will provide families living in Wards 7 and 8 of Washington D.C. with heavily discounted Lyft rides to local grocery stores.
Wards 7 and 8 in D.C. are defined as food deserts, according to the D.C. Policy Center. The median household income in Ward 7 is just over the federal poverty line at $45,469, and median household income for Ward 8 falls below it at $32,967.
“Through the program, Martha’s Table and Lyft aim to reduce the time, transportation barriers, and financial burden as hundreds of families plan their shopping trips to select grocery providers, and further Lyft’s mission of improving people’s lives with the world’s best transportation,” the company said in a blog post.
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