Toronto charity to provide meals for Foodora couriers

May 5 2020, 6:23 am

In an effort to give back to those who had, until recently, worked on the frontlines, FoodShare Toronto is raising money to feed Foodora couriers.

Foodora Canada announced last week, in the midst of a global pandemic, that it will be ceasing its operations across the nation after five years in the market.

All services will be complete by end of day on May 11, affecting couriers across the country — and the city — who rely on delivering food as a source of income.

All funds raised by FoodShare today, May 5, will help to deliver Emergency Good Food Boxes to the individuals impacted by the delivery service’s recent announcement.

Donations can be made online.

Over the course of the last several weeks, FoodShare has pivoted its energy towards amping up Good Food Box deliveries across the city, offering door-to-door delivery of fresh produce at no charge.

 

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In Foodora’s departure announcement, the Berlin-based company said it had not been able to “reach a level of profitability in Canada that’s sustainable enough to continue operations.”

Foodora also cited the saturation of the online food delivery industry as a reason for its departure.