Mayor Romero, City of Tucson HCD Celebrate $84k in DoorDash Vouchers

Published on October 05, 2023

TUCSON, AZ—Tucson’s Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department received credits due to the diligent work of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero to make the DoorDash gift vouchers available to low-income, food-insecure Tucsonans.

The City of Tucson distributed 3,200 DoorDash food vouchers worth $84,000 to 23 local non-profit and civic organizations to support programs for youths, persons with disabilities, families, and older adults.

“I want to thank DoorDash, the Mayors Alliance to End Childhood Hunger, and the collective efforts of mayors across the country who are working to create more access to food for people who need it in our community, especially kids,” said Tucson Mayor Regina Romero.

“This collaboration will provide credits for our community partners to use to help put food on the table for people, easing the burden of costs and travel. The work of the 23 non-profit community partners receiving these credits, spans from assisting our unhoused neighbors, older adults, people with disabilities, to providing access to healthcare and transportation. The overall goal of this work is to create pathways out of poverty,” added the Mayor. 

According to the Children’s Defense Fund, among the 74 million children living in the United States, 11 million live in poverty, including 1 in 7 children of color and 1 in 6 children under 5. Ann Chaneka, HCD Interim Director, welcomed the DoorDash donations.

“The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department provides funding and other support to local hunger relief programs through our non-profit grant programs and other initiatives. We are grateful to expand those offerings through the DoorDash Community Credits program which would not be possible without Mayor Romero’s leadership and ongoing commitment to addressing hunger, the generosity of DoorDash, and our extraordinary community of non-profit partners,” said Ann Chaneka, HCD Interim Director.

Mayor Romero is a member of the Mayors Alliance to End Childhood Hunger, a nonpartisan coalition in collaboration with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to eliminate childhood hunger.

Each voucher is good for $25 worth of food or groceries delivered by DoorDash. The program is administered through DoorDash Community Credits Program.

“We are honored to join forces with organizations working to serve their communities today and every day,” DoorDash said in a statement.

The Tucson organizations selected by HCD to receive the food vouchers are:

  • Administration of Resources and Choices (ARC)
  • Assistance League of Tucson, Inc.
  • Aviva Children’s Services
  • Barbea Williams Performing Company, Inc.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson
  • Boys to Men Tucson, Inc.
  • Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
  • City of Tucson Public Housing Authority
  • Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
  • Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona (CHRPA)
  • Educational Enrichment Foundation
  • Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse
  • Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona, Inc.
  • I Am You 360
  • Iskashitaa Refugee Network
  • JobPath
  • Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports
  • Splinter Art and Community Fund
  • Spreading Threads Clothing Bank
  • Tucson House Residents Council
  • Tucson Medical Center Foundation
  • Tucson Refugee Ministry
  • United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

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