Waitr delivered free Thanksgiving meals to local families in need

Waitr is making sure local families in need don’t go without a Thanksgiving meal this week. The food delivery app began delivering free meals today to people who need them the most, as part of its Share Thanksgiving program. For the past five weeks, Waitr has set aside a portion of all its orders to help fund the initiative.

“Every day, Waitr provides thousands of meals to its customers, but these Share Thanksgiving deliveries are truly special deliveries in every sense of the word,” said Whitney Savoie, Waitr’s Market Development Director. “It’s just a really nice way to give back to the community that honestly does so much for us.”

Waitr partners with its local restaurants across the cities it serves for the deliveries. For the second year in a row Waitr has brought this program to Victoria. This year partnering with Thai Orchid who donated 30 meals that were delivered to families in need.

Savoie says the program wouldn’t be possible without these restaurants. “Like us, they understand many people struggle to put food on the table – and they want to do their part to work alongside us. Seeing our combined efforts come to fruition is very gratifying.”

Share Thanksgiving benefits thousands of families nationwide. Waitr took nominations from each community and worked with local organizations in the cities they serve to identify families who need assistance.

Scott Goldman, Market Manager for Waitr Victoria, explained that they “start looking for restaurants to team with us right around the month of October. And that’s when anyone can nominate families through the app and website.”

“It feels good to give back to the community,” Goldman concluded. “A little bit goes a long way.”

Launched in 2015, Waitr is a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery. Waitr, along with recently acquired food delivery company Bite Squad, connects local restaurants to hungry diners in underserved U.S. markets. Together they are the most convenient way to discover, order and receive great food from the best local restaurants and national chains.