Lyft Launches Grocery Access Program through Partnership with PHA and Uplift Solutions
Pilot program aims to remove transportation barriers to healthy food for North Philadelphia residents
PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 13, 2019) – Lyft has launched the Grocery Access Program in the City of Philadelphia, an initiative in partnership with the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and Uplift Solutions. The goal of the program is to assist North Philadelphia residents living in food deserts with fresh, healthy grocery options.
The Grocery Access Program, a part of Lyft City Works, in Philadelphia will provide local families living in areas surrounding PHA sites throughout North Philadelphia with a $2.50 flatrate fare on eight rides per month – or one round trip per week – to and from nearby grocery stores, ShopRite at 2800 Fox Street and Fresh Grocer at 1501 North Broad Street. The sixmonth pilot will run from September 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020. Plans for extending the program are currently underway with a goal of reaching even more residents in the future.
“We are committed to empowering local organizations doing incredible work to make communities stronger, healthier, and more equitable – and we’re proud to partner with the Philadelphia Housing Authority and Uplift Solutions to make the Grocery Access Program a reality for Philadelphia residents in need,” said Andrew Woolf, Lyft Regional Director of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. “It’s our civic responsibility to address key problems our communities are facing through better access to transportation, with the goal of improving life in all areas of Philadelphia, and we’re thrilled to help bring this initiative to Philly.”