Uber, MHA To Deliver Meals To Over 70,000 Homes
Uber has partnered with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHA) in Nigeria to provide food to school children in Lagos and Abuja respectively.
The partnership will mobilise transportation of needed food parcels to over 260 identified food banks, to bring necessary relief and support for up to 70,000 households via the foodbank distributions. This allows over three million school kids to be fed, while further supporting governmental response teams towards curbing the outbreak.
According to Uber, it will also provide MHA front-line staff with transportation to and from food banks and drop-off points, which will provide the last-mile efforts to get to the most vulnerable communities.
Uber’s Nigeria Country Manager, Ridwan Olalere, said,
“Partnering with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, we are able to leverage our driver network to connect so many more locals in need with essential items. Aside from the economic opportunity that this provides drivers, this offers the liberty to move what matters, ensuring that communities most vulnerable get the assistance they need during these uncertain times.”
The MHA recently launched the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, and with the assistance of Uber, will now have access to reach a greater set of communities.
Safety remains a priority as all drivers and MHA staff will be provided with face masks and sanitizers, while they are required to adhere to the strict hygiene protocols and social distancing as imposed by local authorities.