DoorDash donates free meals and free DashPass memberships to 42,000 healthcare employees
DoorDash, the nation’s on-demand local logistics platform, has announced a partnership with Mount Sinai Health System, New York City’s largest academic medical system, to donate free DashPass subscriptions offering unlimited free delivery fees to its 42,000 healthcare employees, including first responders, medical personnel and hospital staff.
As part of this program, DoorDash has also teamed up with Norwegian video communications company Neat to thank the heroes on the front lines and donate $15,000/£12,096.30 in free meals to medical workers through the distribution of DoorDash gift cards to Mount Sinai medical staff across its eight hospital campuses and large ambulatory network.
“Thanks to the heroic efforts of our physicians, nurses, trainees, students and other health care professionals on the frontline, we will win this fight against this virus. The Mount Sinai community is working around the clock to save as many lives as possible. The support from DoorDash and others is critical,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System.
This partnership comes at a critical time when the New York healthcare system is strained, with hospital staff working overtime to support patients infected with COVID-19. To give back to those who care for others every day and help ensure healthcare workers can get the food they need to fuel their long hours, all Mount Sinai employees will be offered a complimentary DashPass subscription, offering unlimited free delivery fees and reduced service fees from thousands of local restaurants.
DoorDash is working hand in hand with Mount Sinai to designate safe and secure drop-off locations to promote contactless deliveries between Dashers and medical workers.
“The daily acts of heroism from first responders, doctors and nurses during this unprecedented time show the best of humanity, and it’s incumbent upon us to give back and help support them. DoorDash appreciates all that the incredible team at Mount Sinai has contributed to serving the community, and we hope this can help make their day a little easier,” said Tony Xu, CEO and Co-Founder of DoorDash.
“Neat is honoured to be teaming with DoorDash and Mount Sinai to help support our healthcare heroes. We are deeply grateful to the remarkable staff at Mount Sinai, and all healthcare workers around the world who are on the frontlines each day, bravely and selflessly risking their lives to help others in the global battle against COVID-19. They are our true heroes and deserve as much help and recognition as possible,” said Simen Teigre, CEO of Neat.
Following partnerships with agencies such as the NYC Department of Education to power the delivery of food to hundreds of medically fragile students and other vulnerable communities, DoorDash is actively working to serve those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while supporting the local businesses that are the heart and soul of our communities.
DoorDash is partnering with hospitals across the US and Canada to provide free access to its Corporate DashPass membership. Every doctor, nurse, and hospital employee will receive at least 60 days of free DashPass, unlocking subscription-only benefits. Hospitals looking to participate can find more information here.