With Americans eager to vote and long lines expected at polling sites across the country, Uber Eats is partnering with Pizza to the Polls to help stave off hunger. The company will be deploying a fleet of 180 food trucks across more than 25 cities to deliver free food and good vibes beginning on Vote Early Day (10/24) through Election Day (11/3).
The trucks will be giving out food from Shake Shack and other big names in foodservice, including major bakery names Milk Bar and Voodoo Doughnut, while playing music and celebrating civic engagement. The program was built in response to the coronavirus pandemic, as poll worker shortages and social distancing measures limiting the number of people who can vote at one time may cause longer wait times.
The Uber Eats/Pizza to the Polls food trucks will be available in the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles, California; Washington, DC; Miami, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Gainesville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Louisville, Kentucky; Detroit, Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Charlotte, North Carolina; Raleigh, North Carolina; Greensboro, North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nevada; Reno, Nevada; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Charleston, South Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Houston, Texas; Austin, Texas; and Milkwaukee, Wisconsin.
Milk Bar will be available in every city; Shake Shake will be available in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC; &pizza will be available in Philadelphia and DC; Pizza Loves Emily will be available in New York; Voodoo Doughnut will be available in Austin and Houston; Hattie B's Hot Chicken will be available in Nashville; Salty Donut will be available in Miami; and each city will feature more local favorites.
“At Uber Eats, we’re always thinking about meeting people where they are by delivering the food they love when they need it most,” says Elspeth Rollert, head of partnership marketing at Uber Eats. “That’s why this election season, when we can expect longer wait times at polling locations, we’re partnering with Pizza to the Polls to deploy a fleet of 180+ food truck across the country. Thanks to a variety of our Restaurant Partners, we’re celebrating civic engagement and delivering free food to people at polling locations with long lines.”
“Pizza to the Polls is psyched to team up with Uber Eats to deliver some tasty treats to voters waiting to cast a ballot. We know waiting in line is difficult - we'll deliver snacks to make it better,” says Scott Duncombe, co-founder of Pizza to the Polls.