It is a challenging time in our country. We are in the midst of a pandemic and, in this past week, we have been starkly reminded of our country’s painful history of racial injustice. At DoorDash, we recognize the moral imperative to stand with all Americans for justice. We also know that words alone are not enough, so we have chosen to act now and are committed to the long-term work of racial justice. Please read the June 3 blog post from Tony Xu, our CEO, to learn more.
We have been planning our launch of DoorDash Stories for Fresno for several months. This website is intended to celebrate food and the people and communities that create it. We profiled local favorite Quesadilla Gorilla and highlighted the richness of Mexican food in Fresno. So even though we all have much weightier concerns than tacos, we also know a great taco (or banh mi or biryani or fried chicken) from a local business can help. It can help nourish us, spark a little joy, and continue to connect us more closely with each other.
In April, we launched immediate relief programs to support our merchant partners whose businesses were impacted by the coronavirus. Now we are transitioning to our Main Street Strong Program to help our partners through the rest of the year. Please read the May 28 blog post from Tony Xu, our CEO, to learn more about how we support local merchants.
We know there will be even more trying days ahead. For our merchants, our customers, and all the communities we serve, we commit to being your partner in the difficult work of making our communities more just, equitable, and inclusive.
Talk again soon.