Local organization partners with business to deliver goods to people in need
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. –United Way of St. Joseph County is partnering with Door Dash to help deliver essential items to those who need them the most.
It’s all part of the Ride United: Last Mile Delivery program that launched in St. Joseph County earlier this week. Officials with United Way estimate 500 deliveries will be made per week, once the program is in full swing.
The program was launched nationally a year ago, when United Way Worldwide partnered with the food delivery service, Door Dash, to bring food and essential supplies like toiletries, toothpaste, and other personal items from non-profit organizations right to your door.
At the time over 400,000 deliveries were made, and now that same program has made its way here in St. Joseph County, as a way for residents to have easy access to items, that they otherwise wouldn’t.
Non-profits like the Mishawaka Food Pantry, Clay Church Food Pantry, the Community School Corporation are just some of the organizations that are teaming up with for this great, new initiative to help bring donated free items to the cause.
“We know that transportation is a huge issue for a lot of families and residents in our community, “The VP of Mission Advancement at United Way of St. Joseph County, Lauren Symth said. “And we know that a lot of our partners have the resources that their clients need. But if we can help those clients get access to the resource and eliminate that barrier.”
If you want to learn more about the United Ride: Last Mile Delivery Program, you can reach out to the following partnering agencies for more information.
Partnering none-profit organizations:
- Clay Church Food Pantry
- The Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana
- The Mishawaka Food Pantry
- South Bend Commuinity School Corporation