Delaware First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney, Food Bank of Delaware and DoorDash Mark Ceremonial One Millionth Project DASH Delivery
September 30, 2021
Delaware First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney, the Food Bank of Delaware, and DoorDash commemorated the ceremonial one millionth Project DASH delivery this morning at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Newark warehouse. First Lady Quillen Carney marked the milestone by packing the ceremonial one millionth delivery food box and providing it to a Dasher for delivery.
Since early June, the Food Bank of Delaware has partnered with Project DASH to provide convenience and dignity for its clients to deliver meal boxes to Delawareans who are homebound or lack transportation. Project DASH has empowered community organizations to leverage DoorDash logistics to increase access in their communities since 2018. Thanks to the DoorDash partnership, the Food Bank of Delaware has been able to provide close to 500 home deliveries to Delawareans within a 15-mile radius of its Newark facility.
First Lady Quillen Carney said, “Creative partnerships are key to solving our most pressing problems, and there is no more foundational issue than food insecurity. Nothing else we do will have the intended impact if there’s not enough good food on the table.”
“We are so grateful for DoorDash’s support,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Cathy Kanefsky. “This partnership is critical because we know that so many of our neighbors in need are homebound, lack transportation, have unreliable transportation or can’t afford gas to get out to a food pantry. The pandemic really brought to light how so many Delawareans often fall through the cracks. We are committed to growing this home delivery partnership so that no Delawarean struggles to access food. Because of its importance we are committed to hiring a full-time staff member to coordinate all of our home delivery programming.”
“DoorDash is honored to have celebrated Project DASH’s ceremonial one millionth delivery alongside Delaware’s First Lady, Tracey Quillen Carney, and our partners, the Food Bank of Delaware,” said Brittany Graunke, DoorDash Drive Director of Government and Nonprofit. “Last-mile delivery has helped food banks and food pantries provide food and other essentials to their clients in a way that emphasizes convenience and dignity. We’re excited to continue growing this work in a sustainable way for our food bank and food pantry partners across the country to continue to meet the ongoing need.”
In addition to generous start-up grants from DoorDash, Morgan Stanley and Nemours have also made generous contributions to the Food Bank’s new home delivery program. To learn more about placing an emergency food box delivery through DoorDash, please visit www.fbd.org/home-delivery.