DoorDash Community Credits Powers Access for Local Organizations in 2023

In 2023, DoorDash worked with several local organizations across Canada, providing $128,500 in Community Credits to reduce food insecurity.

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DoorDash was founded with a mission to grow and empower local economies. In 2023, we continued to advance that mission via our Community Credits program. Through the Community Credits provided to local non-profit organizations, we helped provide greater access to food and essentials, while allowing these organizations to devote more time to supporting their people.

In 2023, DoorDash worked with several local organizations across Canada, providing $128,500 in Community Credits to reduce food insecurity.

In September, we organized a special event alongside Haven on the Queensway to commemorate our partnership via Project DASH - which powers home delivery of charitable food to people experiencing food insecurity in partnership with food banks, food pantries, and various social impact organizations. Our partnership with Haven on the Queensway began in 2022, focusing on delivering food to homebound seniors and supporting the First Care program to assist new mothers in need of critical items. This year, DoorDash provided Haven on the Queensway with $9,500 in Community Credits.

“Haven on the Queensway is grateful for DoorDash’s partnership and support to advance our mission of helping families in need by providing food, clothing, and other critical resources." - Aretha Khaloo, Director of Operations, Haven on the Queensway

In November, we also hosted an event to celebrate our partnership with Red Fox, which received $5,000 in Community Credits to support their Youth Life Skills program - an initiative designed to mentor youth facing barriers by supporting them in learning essential life skills, including nutrition, fitness, critical thinking, media literacy, conflict resolution and financial literacy.

“Thanks to DoorDash’s Community Credits, young people participating in our life skills program were able to use DoorDash gift cards to buy ingredients for learning to cook healthy meals. Youth really appreciated the support of DoorDash and many of them shared that they now love cooking and want to explore careers in the food industry.” - Emma Sutherland, Executive Director, Red Fox Healthy Living Society

We were proud to support the following organizations in 2023:

  • Seva Food Bank – Mississauga, Ontario

  • Seeds of Change Surrey – Surrey, British Columbia

  • Cloverdale Community Kitchen – Surrey, British Columbia

  • Burnaby Neighbourhood House – Burnaby, British Columbia

  • Shelter Movers Greater Moncton – Moncton, New Brunswick

  • Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre of Durham– Durham, Ontario

  • YWCA NWT - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

  • Nova Scotia Firefighters Benevolent Fund – Nova Scotia

  • Vancouver Firefighter Charities – Vancouver, British Columbia 

  • Red Fox Healthy Living Society – Vancouver, British Columbia 

  • Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness – Victoria, British Columbia 

  • Haven on the Queensway – Toronto, Ontario

  • Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre – Vancouver, British Columbia 

  • Cherish Integrated Services - Markham, Ontario

  • Burnaby Neighbourhood House – Burnaby, British Columbia 

  • MOSAIC – Vancouver, British Columbia 

  • Community Care Northumberland - Northumberland County, Ontario

  • Clarington East Food Bank - Clarington, Ontario

Supporting the communities we serve is a critical part of DoorDash’s mission. In 2024, we look forward to collaborating with existing and new partners in communities across Canada. If your organization is dedicated to making a significant impact in your community, we would love to hear from you. Share with us information about your organization, and how DoorDash Community Credits could aid in achieving your objectives. To share your story and apply for support, please submit your application here.