standard For Seniors and the Disabled, Free Rides to Pick Up Thanksgiving Meals

A Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger Recipient with a Car2Go member (Photo via Car2Go)

A Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger Recipient with a Car2Go member (Photo via Car2Go)

It’s a new “spin” for meals-on-wheels.

On Wednesday, Car-sharing startup Car2Go and Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH) partnered to provide free car rides for elderly and disabled recipients of BSCAH’s Thanksgiving meal drive.

“We are really pleased to be working with the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger. Since car2go’s launch in Brooklyn, we’ve noticed their commitment to the Brooklyn community and wanted to join forces to bring some holiday relief to local residents,” said John Asante, Car2Go’s Brooklyn Marketing and Sales Supervisor.

BSCAH Executive Director Dr. Melony Samuels (left) with Car2Go participants (Photo via Car2Go)

BSCAH Executive Director Dr. Melony Samuels (left) with Car2Go participants (Photo via Car2Go)

The joint partnership with Car2Go provided the services needed to ensure seniors have food to eat, and that they arrive home safely this holiday season. With twenty-eight percent of BSCAH’s clients being either senior citizens or disabled, Car2Go saw this as a perfect opportunity to offer their services to the Brooklyn community this holiday session.

“Seniors and the disabled are the most vulnerable to long periods of standing on the food pantry line,” says Dr. Melony Samuels, Founder and Executive Director of Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger. “Our joint partnership with Car2Go will provide the services needed to ensure our seniors have food to eat, and that they arrive home safely this holiday season.”

Car2go is a new form of car-sharing service that forgoes the typical centralized rental office, with cars that are user-accessed wherever parked via a user card and downloadable smartphone app.