Prince Georges County Residents Living In Food Deserts Can Receive Discounted Lyft Rides To Grocery Stores

December 13, 2019
Lyft is partnering with Captial Food Bank to provide low cost rides to families in food desert areas.

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The plight of food deserts will be slightly lifted with the introduction of a new program in Prince George's County.

Capital Area Food Bank has partnered with Lyft to provide discounted ride rates to county residents who live within food deserts.

The "Grocery Access Program" will allow 100 families to travel to and from a full-service grocery store for a flat rate of $2.50.

“A quick trip to the grocery store is something that many of us take for granted, but that kind of easy access isn’t an option for thousands of our neighbors,” said food bank president and CEO Radha Muthiah.

Three grocery locations -- Aldi: 6301 Marlboro Pike in District Heights, Giant Food: 5500 Silver Hill Road in District Heights, and Safeway: 7595 Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt -- will be included in the program's first phase, which willl last through June 2020.

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