Over the holidays, the spirit of giving was stronger than ever in the Lyft community. On December 15th, drivers in Austin worked with Meals on Wheels and More, an organization that facilitates food delivery to homebound seniors who are unable to prepare meals on their own.
Decked in Santa hats, pink mustaches, and holiday bells, 12 drivers spread holiday cheer and delivered meals to 54 seniors.
Flamingstar Mitchell, an Austin Lyft driver who helped with Meals on Wheels, said:
“Volunteering for meals on wheels was food for my soul. I'm looking forward to volunteering again, closer to my neighborhood. Thanks Lyft for the opportunity to pay it forward.”
Aside from providing meals to these seniors, Meals on Wheels and More has several other programs aimed at helping seniors live comfortably, such as PALS, Handy Wheels, and Veterans Services. Just as these drivers embraced the holiday spirit by volunteering with Meals on Wheels and More, we are always excited to see how Lyft drivers give back to their communities.
The Lyft for Good program grew from self-led volunteer initiatives we've seen from Lyft drivers in their communities. Lyft drivers have gone above and beyond in communities nationwide to perform these acts of kindness, so we wanted to support those efforts by creating a channel for even more drivers and passengers to give back in the future. Every two weeks, our Lyft for Good series will highlight these remarkable drivers and their impact in their communities.