Lyft launched a test program in Washington, D.C. back in December that provided cheap rides for people living in areas with limited access to healthy food options. Based on its success in D.C., the company just expanded the program to 16 more cities throughout the U.S.
Eligibility of the program is decided by local partners, including food banks and farmers markets. The application process will vary depending on the community you live in, but to be accepted into the program, you'll likely need to qualify for food stamps and live in a food desert.
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The D.C. test program invited families living in Wards 7 and 8 to ride to and from the grocery store for a flat fee of $2.50. According to Lyft, the cost will slightly vary per market, but the average cost will stay very close to $2.50.
The program is now available in the following additional cities: Atlanta, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Richmond, and Toronto.