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Capital Area Food Bank Teams up with Uber DC for Thanksgiving Food Delivery

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday (11/24), Uber DC will team up with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to collect and deliver food donations to help alleviate food insecurity in the Greater Washington community.

Representatives from Uber DC, CAFB and DC City officials will be onsite at the CAFB to volunteer time packing 150 weekend bags of food for children at risk of hunger. Uber driver-partners will also increase transportation and logistics capacity for the CAFB by delivering the weekend bags to community partners and picking up from community food drives. Zuhairah Washington, Uber DC General Manager, CAFB President & CEO Nancy Roman, along with Deputy Mayor Snowden and local City Council members will provide remarks, and will be available for interviews about the partnership.

WHO:
DC Mayor Bowser (invited but not confirmed)
Deputy Mayor Snowden (confirmed),
DC City Council Members
CAFB President & CEO Nancy Roman and CAFB staff
Uber DC General Manager, Zuhairah Washington, and Uber DC staff

WHAT: Thanksgiving Partnership Food Delivery and Packing Event

WHERE: Capital Area Food Bank DC distribution center
4900 Puerto Rico Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017

WHEN: November 24; 11:00am - 12:00pm

AGENDA:
10:00-11:00a -- Volunteering Activity
11:00 - 11:30a -- Partnership Ceremony and Photo Opps
11:30a - 1:00p -- Food delivery and Food Donation Collection in the Community
1:00 - 1:30 -- Wrap-up

DRAFT Schedule of Events

8:30am Set up
Uber DC team arrives on site to support the CAFB with set up of bag packing stations in Partner Bay Area

Notes: Overall CAFB lead (Ella); Dylan will lead set up for press event; Marian will lead set up for volunteer/weekend bag packing activity, Paula will lead welcome/escort of DC public officials; Molly will lead logistics with Uber driver partners; Ihamna will take photos. Uber will bring co-branded bags for volunteer activity. Uber and the CAFB staff will wear branded shirts.

8:45am UberSUVs arrive at Capital Area Food Bank (to partner bay area) and are welcomed by Ronnie Cameron/Uber & introduced to TBD CAFB "ride-along" staff (led by Molly)

9:00am Tour
Uber RGM Uber DC GM arrive and are welcomed by Uber Staff and TBD CAFB staff tour guides (led by Ella)

10:00am Volunteer Activity (Timing TBD)
Welcome by Marian Barton Peele; Katherine Allison gives orientation of volunteer activity; Bag packing begins with 10 Uber DC staff volunteers and CAFB staff (led by Marian)

10:45am Press Event (Timing TBD)
Elected officials arrive (led by Paula; members of DC team; Uber policy team to volunteer location)

11:00am Partnership Announcement & Remarks by Uber DC GM, CAFB President & CEO; and elected officials in attendance

Photo Ops: Public Officials Pack Bags; UberSUV loading by DC officials and Uber team; etc.

11:30am Food Deliveries & Pick ups
UberSUVs with Uber team volunteers and/or CAFB "ride along" staff (TBD) depart to weekend bag site locations:

  • Brookland Manor, 2423 14th St NE #1, Washington, DC 20018 - 6 (15x18 inch) boxes (30 kids)
  • Garfield Terrace, 2301 11th Street NW, Washington, DC - 20001 - 3 boxes (15 kids)
  • Browne Education Campus, 850 26th St NE, Washington, DC 20002 - 10 boxes (50 kids)
  • Frederick Douglas, 1898 Stanton Terrace SE, Washington, DC 20020 - 3 boxes (10 kids)
  • Children of Mine, 2263 Mt. View Pl., SE, Washington, DC 20020 – 8 boxes (40 kids)

12:00pm Catered Lunch provided by Noodles & Company

1:30pm UberSUVs pickup donations from 10 Noodles & Company locations throughout the city (led by Molly)

3:00pm UberSUVs return to CAFB for final drop off and thank you from CAFB and Uber DC

About the Capital Area Food Bank

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. By partnering with nearly 450 community organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That's 12 percent of our region's mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. To learn more, visit: capitalareafoodbank.org, or find the Capital Area Food Bank on Facebook at facebook.com/CapitalAreaFoodBank, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.

CONTACT: Dylan Menguy Capital Area Food Bank 202-644-9822 (work) 585-472-0500 (cell) dmenguy@capitalareafoodbank.orgSource:Capital Area Food Bank(D.C.)