UBER HAS THROWN its support behind the Evening Standard’s Food for London campaign by donating £50,000 and the time of its UberEATS restaurant cycle and motorbike couriers to the Felix Project charity.
The Felix Project works to tackle food waste and hunger and regional general manager of Uber UK Jo Bertram said: “We’ve been helping people get around London for years and recently launched UberEATS so Londoners can also get lunch or dinner to their door as well.
While tapping a button on your phone to order a car or food is now second nature for many, sadly there are thousands who can’t always afford a proper meal. So, we jumped at the chance to support this campaign and help get surplus food to those who need it.
“We are really grateful to our UberEATS courier partners who have made this possible. And to compliment our move into electric cars, we are also funding two electric vans to carry out future deliveries.”
Cycle courier Jeremy Langye (23) travelled 13 miles from his home in Surrey Quays, South London to the Felix Project warehouse in Park Royal, North London and said: “I have noodles and pasta and other bits and pieces and I’m really excited about taking part.”
Motorcyle courier Giuseppe Conti (45) from Beckenham, South London, added: “I’m all set. I have mince pies, bananas and some other sweet pies.”
Photograph above: Anne Elkin and Sophie Napper of the Felix Project with UberEATS couriers Mohammed Shafiq and Leandro De Carvalho