Postmates will deliver Subway's donated sandwiches in coordination with Feed Hero Nurses. The Postmates nonprofit partner is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to providing meals to nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. It is partnering with Random Acts, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that engages the world one random act of kindness at a time.
“We’re proud to partner with Postmates during these unprecedented times,” John Chidsey, chief executive officer at Subway, said in a press release. “We want to show our gratitude to the men and women working tirelessly on the frontlines to keep our communities safe, and with this program, we’re able to do that by providing thousands of meals to keep them fueled during those long hours.”
Subway has also donated $1.5 million to provide 15 million meals to Feeding America. The donation is meant to help provide for people in need during this time.
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Postmates plans to collaborate with its partners, Feed Hero Nurses and Random Acts, to arrange deliveries for lunch and dinner at participating hospitals and medical centers “in communities hit the hardest by the virus outbreak,” the press release stated — including Atlanta.
“At Postmates, we pride ourselves on giving back to the communities we serve,” Eric Edge, senior vice president of marketing and communications for Postmates, said in a statement. “With Subway and Feed Hero Nurses, we’re honored to be able to support thousands of the amazing hospital workers in areas most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.”
“Feed Hero Nurses is extremely grateful for this partnership with Subway and Postmates,” project founder of Feed Hero Nurses Michael Bleau said in a statement. “Through this program, we’re able to deliver tens of thousands of delicious meals to overnight shift nurses in COVID-19 units throughout the country, at a time when support is needed, and nutritious meal options are limited.”