Uber to Donate 3,500 Meals to Cooper University Health Care Staff
Camden, NJ – As a way to thank healthcare workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uber is donating 3,500 free meals to employees at Cooper University Health Care.
Cooper employees will receive a promo code they can use to receive a free meal up to $25 on the Uber Eats app or through the Uber Eats website for an estimated value of more than $87,000 total.
“We are most thankful for this generous donation,” said Robert A. Ortiz, Jr., J.D., Interim Director & Vice President of Development for The Cooper Foundation. “This is a perfect example of how corporations and businesses are supporting our healthcare workers, and I thank Uber for their incredible partnership and willingness to supply a free meal to those who are working around the clock at Cooper.”
“We’re proud to play a small role in supporting the courageous front line healthcare workers at Cooper University Health Care and first responders fighting the COVID-19 epidemic across New Jersey. All of us are in this fight together,” said De’Shawn Wright, Senior Manager for Public Policy at Uber.
The 3,500 free meals is part of Uber’s larger commitment to provide 10 million rides and food deliveries to healthcare workers, seniors, and people in need.
The Need Is Still Great
The New Jersey Commissioner of Health announced that Cooper University Health Care would be one of three health systems in New Jersey operating as a coordinating entity in anticipation of the COVID-19 surge and the need for critical care beds. Cooper will coordinate all of the Southern NJ counties.
As the only Level 1 Trauma Center in southern New Jersey, the region is counting on our expertise. Your continued generosity will help ensure our team has the equipment they need to treat and protect our workers, our patients and our community.