Uride rides to rescue
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 22, 2023 - Get Involved

Photo: Uride

Uride has been busy transporting people around Kelowna and Kamloops, but it has also been helping to feed those who are in need of meals.

The local ride-share company on Wednesday held another “Ride for a Reason” fundraiser as part of its Good Deeds program. Riders were asked to leave canned goods in Uride vehicles, and the promotion resulted in a sizeable collection of canned goods that was donated.

“We are immensely proud of the response from our community,” Uride founder and CEO Cody Roberto said in a press release. “It’s heartwarming to witness the collective efforts of our riders, coming together to create a meaningful impact.

“Every canned item donated reflects a personal commitment to supporting our neighbours and fostering a sense of unity.”

The goods collected in Kelowna and Kamloops went to Central Okanagan Food Bank and Kamloops Food Bank, respectively. Uride has also been sending Instacart orders to local food banks throughout September.

“A big thank you to everyone who chose to ride with Uride on September 20, and to our drivers for their commitment and participation,” Roberto said. “Your generous contributions have indeed made a significant difference, showcasing that small acts of kindness can indeed foster a big change. Together, we have taken a step forward in nurturing a community where everyone looks out for each other.”

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