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Ride-sharing service supports Nanaimo food bank

Uride held the Ride for a Reason initiative on Sept. 20
David Bartok, left, and Ryan Stratton, Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank warehouse staff, accept donations from Uride’s Ride for a Reason initiative which was held on Wednesday, Sept. 20. (Photo submitted)

A Canadian ride-sharing organization reported “outstanding success” with an initiative to support food banks across the country.

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, Uride held its Ride for a Reason initiative in which passengers left canned food items in drivers’ vehicles, which were then donated to local food banks, including Nanaimo’s Loaves and Fishes.

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“It’s heartwarming to witness the collective efforts of our riders coming together to create a meaningful impact. Every canned item donated reflects a personal commitment to supporting our neighbours and fostering a sense of unity,” said Cody Ruberto, CEO of Uride, in a news release.

Throughout the month, the organization has been also sending food orders from Instacart, a grocery delivery service, to local food banks “to support their mission of ensuring everyone in our communities has access to food” as part of their ongoing good deeds program, which hosts different initiatives, like Ride for a Reason, to help support local communities.

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