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December 27, 2023

United Way, DoorDash, and the City of Mount Vernon Give Gift Cards to Residents

The City of Mount VernonDoorDash, and United Way of Westchester and Putnam expanded their partnership to distribute DoorDash gift cards to address food insecurity from residents in Mount Vernon.

DoorDash is working with Mount Vernon Mayor Patterson-Howard and United Way to help reduce food insecurity tied to the company’s commitment to support the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health by providing gift cards to local organizations that are working to broaden food access.  

“While we’ve worked to fight food insecurity in Mount Vernon in a variety of ways, one of the innovations I’m most proud of is our partnership with DoorDash,” said Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard. “We need more public-private partnerships that help local, state, and federal governments extend their reach by leveraging what businesses do best. I’m looking forward to the positive results this partnership will have in Mount Vernon and know that, together, we can grow solutions like these to have a national impact.” 

“We’re proud to be working with Mayor Shawn Patterson-Howard and the City of Mount Vernon to provide DoorDash gift cards and help support the incredible work of the United Way to expand food access,” said DoorDash spokesperson Eli Scheinholtz. “We’re honored that local governments are leveraging DoorDash to access the best of their communities while broadening food access for people who need a little bit of extra help in their day-to-day life. By providing these resources, we can enable this tremendous organization to do more of what really matters: supporting the Westchester community.”  

“With calls to our 211 Helpline related to food insecurity increasing by more than 20% over last year, we know families and seniors are struggling with food insecurity,” said Tom Gabriel, CEO of United Way of Westchester and Putnam. “We appreciate DoorDash and the City of Mount Vernon working with United Way to alleviate the issue for some folks as we kick off the holiday season.”