Waitr to Present Second Harvest Food Bank with $10,000 Donation

Donation from Holiday Food Drive with Local Restaurants and Customer Support

Posted: Jan 12, 2021 9:30 AM
Updated: Jan 12, 2021 9:53 AM

Lafayette, LA – Lafayette-based Waitr will present the Second Harvest Food Bank with a $10,000 donation this morning at an 11:00am ceremony at the Lafayette food bank. The donation comes as an added benefit of the delivery app’s Holiday Food Drive.

During the Food Drive, the app also collected monetary donations. When customers ordered from Waitr, the company matched a portion of them. Due to its success, the on-demand restaurant delivery service is pleased to present Second Harvest with the donation check.

Waitr will present the check at a ceremony today at 11:00 am at Second Harvest, located at 215 E Pinhook Road in Lafayette.

“Along with our generous customers and great restaurants partners, we are happy to play a part in making a tangible, lasting impact upon the local community,” said Brittany St. Pierre of Waitr. “We are honored to have an opportunity – and a responsibility – to do what we can to help the areas we serve in their time of need.”

“From the bottom of our hearts, we thank Waitr for all they have done this Holiday season,” said Marissa Winters, Food Sourcing Specialist for Second Harvest Food Bank. “From its food drive that plays such an important role in taking care of our neighbors – especially during the holidays – to the monetary donation, we could not have asked for a better partner.”

In December, food donations were collected at five local partner restaurants: Pizza Village, Twins, Sushi Masa and Lee’s Grocery – all in Lafayette; and Pizza Artista in Broussard. The food donations were rushed to Second Harvest during Christmas week due to the extra demand that occurs during the Holidays.

Waitr is an online food ordering platform, providing delivery, carryout and dine-in options. Waitr, along with Bite Squad connect local restaurants and grocery stores to diners in underserved U.S. markets. Together they are a convenient way to discover, order and receive great food from local restaurants, national chains and grocery stores. As of September 30, 2020, Waitr and Bite Squad operated in small and medium-sized markets in the United States in over 700 cities.

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