Our Impact Programs
Our Impact Programs
We are committed to the communities where we operate, and we look to our core business to understand how we can achieve the greatest impact in the communities we serve.
Donate the Change and the Grubhub Community Fund
In 2018, Grubhub launched Donate the Change, allowing diners to round up their total to the nearest dollar at checkout and donate to charitable causes. All donations go to the Grubhub Community Fund, a Donor Advised Fund at a national sponsoring organization. And, all donations from Grubhub+ members are matched by the company. Through the fund, Grubhub partners with local and national organizations that support independent restaurants, help to close the hunger gap, and create opportunity in the hospitality industry.
Serving Those Who Serve Our Diners
Creating access to capital and business development opportunities for local, family-owned businesses is at the core of our goals for independent restaurant-focused philanthropic support. In addition to our continued relationship with the Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund, we also partner with diverse business organizations to drive programs and opportunities for AAPI-, Black-, Hispanic- and LBGTQ+- owned restaurants. These efforts have helped local independent establishments close gaps in payroll, replace broken equipment and update kitchens, learn new skills and access training to grow their business, and market their spaces.
Delivering Support to the Grubhub Frontline
We offer an annual grant program for our drivers. To date, we’ve given 50 drivers across the country $10,000 each to help them create meaningful change in their communities.
We’ve also helped to protect and support our drivers throughout the pandemic by offering two weeks of sick pay to cover medical expenses and lost income; free protective gear like hand sanitizer, masks and gloves; and launched contact-free delivery.
Building Connections and Nourishing Communities is Who We Are
In June 2022, we launched our Serving the City program in New York City. Through this program, Grubhub works in tandem with local leaders and neighborhood restaurants to purchase and provide culturally-appropriate meals in communities where they are most needed. In its first year, we distributed 17,500 meals to people living in housing authorities, senior centers, and veterans’ residences across the five boroughs of New York City. Serving the City has now expanded to Chicago and Philadelphia, with more cities launching soon.
In addition, we are committed to helping eliminate food insecurity across the nation and aiding the 13.5 million food insecure households in the U.S., by partnering with organizations like local food banks and local direct service community organizations. We work with our restaurant partners and nonprofits to help eliminate food waste and reduce the use of single-use plastic.