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Uber Eats Set To Accept Food Stamps And Healthcare Benefits For Grocery Delivery

Uber Eats will become another option for those under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and with flexible spending accounts (FSA).

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 21, 2023

Uber And Visa Are Dedicating $1M To Small Minority-Owned Businesses

Uber and Visa have linked up to support small businesses as the new year continues to unfold. The company has announced its Grants For Growth program which will provide small businesses in 10 U.S. cities with $1 million in funding, according to a press release. The program will be led by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) with a focus on restaurant recovery and entrepreneurship. “We know that this year has been trying for many and that independently-owned businesses continue to face significant business challenges,” said Sarfraz Maredia, VP of the US and Canada Delivery at Uber in an official press release. “Uber and Visa are committed to supporting SMBs, especially through unexpected events, when they may need us most.”

Shanique Yates

Jan 10, 2022

Wage Questions Arise After Uber Eats Driver Is Brought To Tears Over $1.19 Tip

Uber Eats has had a problematic history with how it treats its drivers, but a recent viral video demonstrates how many issues their behavior really raises. Uber Eats driver Smithson Michael, as he’s been identified from his TikTok account, recently went viral after he posted a video of himself crying after receiving a measly $1.19 tip. This tip was received after driving to a client for over an hour. After receiving $1.19 in a tip, and $2 from the app, Michael netted a little more than $3 for over an hour’s worth of work. (The federal minimum wage, as of this writing, for covered nonexempt employees is $7.25 per hour. Many states also have minimum wage laws — in New York, for example, the minimum wage starts at $12 per hour, and a $15 minimum — already in place in New York City and its five boroughs — is expected to be enacted statewide by October 2021.) However, Uber Eats drivers are considered self-employed contractors for the company, not actual Uber Eats employees. “I got a...

Black-Owned Directory Apps Gain Major Surge in Support During Protests

With the renewed interest in Black-owned businesses during protests for racial justice, apps that act as guides for such brands are getting a major boost. According to CNN , Google searches for Black-owned businesses saw a 300 percent spike in the first two days of June plus searches for Black-owned restaurants tripled. Due in part to general curiosity about minority-owned businesses, support has also grown because of the influx of resources circulating the internet. Google docs, Twitter threads, and Instagram infographics are now widely shared to identify where to spend your money. Also, apps that are hubs for this type of information are becoming a popular go-to. However, the co-founder of EatOkra, Anthony Edwards, hopes commitment to buying Black continues beyond the moment. “We’re hoping that, in retrospect, this moment will have felt like the tipping of the iceberg and not just a trend that quickly came and went,” said Edwards, whose app has seen increased traffic. Similarly,...

Niki McGloster

Jun 8, 2020