The current state of the world has made the need for transportation more apparent than ever. Throughout the past 9 months, amid a global pandemic and devastating natural disasters, Uber Freight has proudly partnered with government agencies and nonprofit organizations to help ensure that food, shelter, and PPE are available for essential workers and communities alike.
By donating the cost of transportation, we helped move crucial goods throughout North America, including 19 million meals, 213,000 gallons of water, and 772,000 pounds of personal protective equipment (PPE). Here are just some of the many incredible organizations that we had the opportunity to support and work with this year:
- ALAN was a vital partner in connecting many organizations with Uber Freight, including Salvation Army, Good360, and Greater Good Charities. One such connection led to a partnership with World Vision to transport rain barrels packed with shelf-stable food and PPE to the Navajo Nation.
- The incredible college students and recent graduates of Farmlink used our shipper platform to move over 10.3 million pounds of surplus food from farms to food banks across the US.
- We helped move over 4.7 million pounds of food with Feeding America, whose network of 200+ food banks feeds more than 40 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies.
- Dot Foods donated over 720,000 pounds of food, which we helped transport to organizations serving communities in need across the country, including to people in California and West Virginia, and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana.
- With a longtime focus on finding sustainable housing for displaced communities, Every Shelter turns billboard tarps into durable roofing material for homes. We partnered with the nonprofit to transport tarps to areas impacted by Hurricane Laura.
- Working alongside JCRMRG, we moved tens of thousands of the volunteer collective’s face shields to hospitals, schools, and organizations across the country.
- At the end of this year, we partnered with Salesforce and Eat. Learn. Play. in a commitment to transport healthy and fresh produce to 1 million families with school-aged children located across the US.
- As 2020 comes to a close, we will have moved close to 3 million pounds of food to communities across Canada in partnership with Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization.
- Thanks to a partnership with the Muslim Coalition for America and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Uber Freight transported reusable face masks that were provided to all Boys & Girls Clubs youth in California, Colorado, Illinois, and Missouri.
During this unprecedented time, Uber Freight’s mission has remained its North Star: we simplify the movement of goods to help communities thrive. In a year when the need seems endless, we’re proud to have partnered with the many organizations working to make the world a better place, one load at a time.