Ridesharing in Pittsburgh

Each time you enter this code in its app, Uber will donate $1 to 412 Food Rescue in Pittsburgh

No ride required — but you only have until the end of Hunger Action Month to help out.

412
412 Food Rescue / facebook
MJ Slaby

Starting today, each time someone enters the code 412FOOD into the Uber app during September, the ride-sharing company will donate $1 to 412 Food Rescue.

And, no, you don’t have to call a ride each time you enter the donation code.

Uber and 412 Food Rescue —which prevents food waste by picking up good food to be donated to those in need — announced the new partnership today, in hopes of raising awareness for Hunger Action Month.

In addition to the donations through the app, Uber is giving $20,000 to 412 Food Rescue for its expansion to Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties through the launch of the new 724 Food Rescue. The company also donates its surplus food from the Advanced Technology Group building in the Strip District.

Mayor Bill Peduto recently praised Uber for its new community partnerships, improving his opinion of the company. But he stressed that he wants to see more than just donations from Uber and the other companies working on self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh.

“I am happy to see Uber supporting 412 Food Rescue’s good works and look forward to developing future partnerships that leverage their important work even further,” Peduto said in a press release about the partnership.

And leaders on both sides of the partnership referenced more to come:

“As we take this Pittsburgh innovation to other cities, we look forward to working with Uber to expand our impact nationally,” said Leah Lizarondo, 412 CEO and co-founder.

From Brian Hughes, general manager of Uber Pennsylvania:  “Our new partnership provides a way for us to engage the broader Uber community around this important cause … We believe it’s vital to give back to Pittsburgh, and our hope is that we can find new ways to build on this partnership in the future.”

How to help

  1. Today through Sept. 30, open the Uber app in Pittsburgh
  2. Tap the menu button and go to the payment section
  3. Enter the code 412FOOD at the bottom, and Uber will donate $1 to 412 Food Rescue.
  4. You’re done! No ride required.

Want some more? Explore other Ridesharing in Pittsburgh stories.

We love you, Pittsburgh.

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the end of articles.

Because you love learning about Pittsburgh, you need our free morning newsletter, full of useful news, can’t-miss events, and everything else you need to know about our city.

It feels like we know each other.

It’s nice seeing you here, because we can’t do this without you.

Make our relevant, original, and actionable journalism possible by contributing now.

Let’s make it official.

Your support allows us to do great work like the article you just read, and we can’t do it without you.

Will you become a member today to help us for the long haul?

You’re the best.

Members often ask us how they can go the extra mile to help us. Your financial support makes this possible. Bringing your friends makes it fun.

Get your loved ones to sign up for our daily newsletter today.