Earlier today a friend of mine mentioned that UberEats had a feature where you could send food to the homeless at any given time. I looked around as much as I could see and didn't find any way to do that on a regular basis. It looks like Uber has partnered with the Food Bank and others over time for specific days and shared giving, but nothing that I could see that makes it possible on a regular basis.
During some of my Googling, I also came across Unsung, which allows people to advertise extra food via the App and a Unsung volunteers pick and deliver the food - such a fantastic idea, but not available locally for me.
I was really hoping to use UberEats to deliver food to someone in need today, but instead I will be donating to the Food Bank. According to the World Bank the world-wide poverty is down. Additionally, the World Food Programe reports a reduction in hunger is also down (measured by undernourishment and the prevalence of underweight children under five years old). But we still have a long way to go.
My one little donation won't fix the problem, but educating my self and educating others can go a long way.
Side note: I got my first payment back from a Kiva.org loan this month. I'm excited to watch it come back so I can find another project to re-invest it in.
Paul in Amsterdam.