Jan 12, 2023 Canada

Supporting Local Communities Across Canada in 2022

The Gathering Place in North Bay, ON, hosting a Thanksgiving dinner with food provided by DoorDash.

DoorDash’s mission is to grow and empower the communities we serve. We know that delivering on that mission and working with organizations that support the disadvantaged is more important now than ever before. That’s why, in the past year, DoorDash Canada partnered with sixteen organizations from coast to coast that support those in need with DoorDash Community Credit grants. Through these Community Credits, we can provide greater access to food, essentials, and more, which allows these organizations to devote more time to doing what really matters: supporting their people. We are honoured to say that in 2022, we delivered on that goal.

This year we worked with local organizations like Community Food Sharing Newfoundland following Hurricane Fiona; the Victoria Women’s Transition House to support women and families impacted by violence; Red Fox in British Columbia to provide meals to indigenous youth and families, as well as many other incredible nonprofit organizations across the country. 

The feedback we’ve received has been incredibly humbling for our DoorDash team. Here’s a small sample of what we’ve heard to date:

“Food Bank usage throughout Newfoundland and Labrador on a per capita basis continues to be among the highest in Canada. With many families struggling to provide necessities, we take comfort in how DoorDash partnered with us through their donation of Community credits to support the less fortunate.” 

Tina Bishop, Community Food Sharing Association, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador

“[DoorDash Community Credits have] been used for individual clients that are facing food security issues, group program meals, and meals at our emergency shelter and third stage housing programs. We plan on continuing to use these credits to provide meals to client access groups, and offer credits to individuals who continue to face food security challenges.”  

Women’s Transition House, Victoria, BC

“The diapers and toothpaste we ordered from Doordash and then brought to Zeballos and Sayward was great for the people out there. They don’t have a grocery store and it’s hard for them to get those things.” 

– Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank, Nanaimo, BC

The following is a full list of the organizations we were able to partner with in 2022:

  1. Community Food Sharing Association, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador
  2. Red Fox Healthy Living Society, Vancouver, British Columbia
  3. Saskatoon Indian Metis Friendship Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 
  4. The Gathering Place, North Bay, Ontario
  5. Loaves & Fishes Community Food Bank, Nanaimo, British Columbia
  6. Women’s Transition House, Victoria, British Columbia
  7. Habitat for Humanity, Mission, British Columbia
  8. Haven on the Queensway, Toronto, Ontario
  9. MOSAIC, Vancouver, British Columbia
  10. The 519, Toronto, Ontario
  11. The London Cross Cultural Learning Centre, London, Ontario
  12. BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada), National
  13. Christmas Cheer Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
  14. Afghan Women’s Organization, Toronto, Ontario
  15. Shelter Movers, Toronto, Ontario
  16. Community Matters Toronto, Toronto, Ontario  

We look forward to supporting others this year. If you are an organization committed to serving your community in an impactful way, please tell us about yourself, the challenges you are currently facing, and how DoorDash Community Credits would help bring you closer to your goal.  You can do this by submitting an application here

Loaves & Fishes staff in Nanaimo, BC, accepting a DoorDash delivery.

Haven on the Queensway client holding up the $50 DoorDash credit they received at the centre’s First Care event in May, 2022.