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FareShare Go charities benefit from free Uber rides

17 December 2020

Uber is supporting FareShare charities and community organisations to deliver vital food to those in need this winter.

“We are now in the second week of using Uber services to help us move surplus food around. This has been absolutely amazing.”

Ragveer Mattu, Chairman at The Zaibunnissa Abdulrahim Foundation

A range of 15 organisations operating in London have been provided with unlimited rides this December through Uber, meaning they are able to collect even more food through their FareShare Go collections.

Back in June, Uber also donated unlimited rides to charities and community groups helping vulnerable people throughout the pandemic via FareShare Go.

One of the charities benefitting from the Uber journeys is The Zaibunnissa Abdulrahim Foundation and Ragveer Mattu, Chairman at the foundation, said: “We are now in the second week of using Uber services to help us move surplus food around. This has been absolutely amazing. With the use of Uber, we have in this last week sent food to all corners of London and into outer country.

“With Uber we are able to communicate with drivers and send food out to many families and individuals struggling. Our reach has grown tremendously and with the support of Tesco staff we are working together with Uber and getting back to winning ways.

“I want to personally say thank you and look forward to reaching the many thousands living in poverty daily in London and beyond - especially those who are afraid to ask for help.”

Lindsay Boswell, chief executive at FareShare, said: “We are really grateful to Uber for donating these free rides. Charities often tell us that they don’t have access to transport and can be restricted in certain areas of London where they may need to pay the congestion charge – which for non-profit groups isn’t always feasible.

“This donation comes at such a vital time and is helping groups like The Zaibunnissa Abdulrahim Foundation get food to those who need it most during the cold winter months.”