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Uber Deploying Free Food Trucks to Select Cities on Election Day To Prevent Hangry Voters
Uber Eats is making sure voters don’t get hangry while waiting in lines at the polls this upcoming election.
The rideshare company is partnering with the nonprofit Pizza to the Polls to deploy more than 180 food trucks to dozens of cities nationwide.
On the menu will be Nashville hot chicken, doughnuts, and burgers offered to people waiting to cast their ballots.
The food trucks will be driving around looking for long lines starting Oct. 24, to accommodate early voting and show up through Election Day.
“Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, we’ve seen in-person voting locations struggle,” said organizers with Pizza to the Polls. “Poll worker shortages are reducing the number of polling places — and social distancing measures are limiting the number of people who can vote at one time. As a result, lines are getting longer. By launching food trucks in cities with a history of long lines, we plan to safely provide free, individually wrapped snacks and beverages to everyone.”
Cities include Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Minneapolis, and more.
Click here for the list of 25 locations and the schedule.