LAFAYETTE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Waitr Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: WTRH) (“Waitr” or the “Company”), a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery, today announced that the Company has partnered with a local non-profit, Three O’Clock Project, to provide healthy meals to at-risk children in the East Baton Rouge Area.
The meals will be cooked and packaged at Waitr’s Kitchen Space and distributed around the parish. Three O’Clock expects to continue to serve the meals through May, which is the end of the school year, and possibly through the summer. It is estimated that between 2,500 and 25,000 meals per day will be produced and distributed to these children.
“We are very grateful to Waitr and their local team in Baton Rouge,” said Jeff Landry, owner of Taco de Paco, who is working with the non-profit to organize and manage the program. “In a time of urgent need, Waitr stepped up and acted quickly to provide assistance to our kids.”
“From the very beginning Waitr’s mission has been to bring local food to its communities," said Carl Grimstad, CEO of Waitr. "In a time of such extraordinary need, we want to be a valuable resource for our communities to have access to healthy and nourishing meals. Right now, the safety and well-being of our communities, drivers, diners and restaurants is of paramount importance.”
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Waitr has announced that it is delivering same day groceries, offering No-Contact delivery for all restaurant and grocery orders, working with restaurant partners to waive customer delivery fees, providing marketing programs, providing gloves and sanitation spray to drivers and is continuing to pay any employee that gets quarantined or contracts the virus.
About Waitr Holdings Inc.
Founded in 2013 and based in Lafayette, Louisiana, 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 a convenient way to discover, order and receive great food from local restaurants and national chains. As of December 31, 2019, Waitr and Bite Squad operated in small and medium sized markets in the United States in approximately 640 cities.