Lyft is offering discounted trips to the grocery store in 15 cities across the US and Canada to people who are living in food deserts. People living in these areas have limited options for fresh produce and are often forced to choose between healthy, overly expensive options and cheap and easy junk food. For people with low incomes, that’s no choice at all.
Lyft is leaving it up to local partners, including farmers markets and food banks, to decide who is eligible for the program, so the application process will vary by community. In general, you will probably need to be located in a food desert and qualify for food stamps.
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Author: Shannon Liao