Uber has been a leader in aiding the restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to promoting and waiving delivery fees for customers on orders to local, independent restaurants and making contactless delivery possible, they have now launched an in-app feature that allows customers to donate to their favorite restaurants.
The in-app feature allows for customers to donate directly to their restaurant of choice, and Uber plans to match every contribution dollar-for-dollar up to $3 million to the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. They have already committed an additional $2 million donation also going to the fund.
The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund was established by the National Restaurant Association to help restaurant industry employees experiencing hardship in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The fund will make $500 grants available to all US restaurant industry workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis — front-of-house, back-of-house, and delivery workers, including those who deliver via Uber Eats. This will provide great relief to restaurant workers throughout Florida and the nation.
To learn more about what Uber is doing to save the restaurant industry and how you can become a partner, visit their website.To apply for aid through the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund or learn more, click here.