Election Day is approaching and while many people are submitting absentee ballots this year as a result of the pandemic, others will still be showing up to the polls to vote the old-fashioned way.
Wait times to vote will inevitably be higher this year as fewer people will be allowed in voting facilities at one time. To help ease the stress, Uber Eats and non-profit Pizza to the Polls are teaming up to reward voters with free food as they wait to cast their ballot. Together, they will send over 180 food trucks to 25 cities that will pass out complimentary foods from beloved, local chains such as Shake Shack and Milk Bar. (Related: 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback)
“As part of Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something good, it’s important to us that our teams and our communities are empowered to use their voice and show their civic engagement,” said Jay Livingston, Shake Shack CMO, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to partner with Uber Eats and Pizza to the Polls this Election Day as we celebrate the democratic process.”
According to Food & Wine, the food trucks will be stopping in the following cities: Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; Tampa, FL; Orlando, FL; Gainesville, FL; Atlanta, GA; Louisville, KY; Detroit, MI; Ann Arbor, MI; Minneapolis, MN; Charlotte, NC; Raleigh, NC; Greensboro, NC; Las Vegas, NV; Reno, NV; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Houston, TX; Austin, TX; and Milwaukee, WI.
The food trucks will begin feeding voters starting Oct. 24, which is when Vote Early Day happens this year. Chef José Andrés also announced that his non-profit, World Central Kitchen, will be working to feed voters and poll workers in 23 cities on Election Day, as well.
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