Election Day is almost upon us and one company wants you to get out and vote! Uber is doing something special for all of us heading to the polls on Election Day by deploying free food trucks so you don’t get hangry while waiting to cast your vote.
The rideshare company plans to send out 180 food trucks to select cities across the country as part of a partnership with the nonprofit Pizza to the Polls.
Look for the trucks to begin giving out treats on October 24 and running through Election Day on November 3. If a truck sees a line they will pull up and hand out treats to voters, workers, volunteers, and even the future voters who can’t vote just yet.
The food trucks will be in select cities like Phoenix, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Gainsville, Atlanta, Louisville, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Reno, New York, Charlotte, Greensboro, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Charleston S.C., Nashville, Houston, Austin, and Milwaukee.
Along with handing out free food, Uber also plans to offer riders 50% off roundtrip rides to the polls.
“In August, I wrote in the New York Times that we would help every driver and delivery person register to vote—and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber, in a press release. “We hope that by giving people the ability to easily register to vote and request an absentee ballot via the Uber and Uber Eats apps, independent workers—and everyone who uses our platform—will have a stronger voice in our democracy. I know that Uber is uniquely positioned to help move people to the polls, so over the course of the next two months, we’ll work to ensure every American citizen, regardless of the barriers they face, can cast their vote.
For more information, check out all the details here!