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Speaker Pelosi and Chef Jose Andres at World Central Kitchen’s Resource Center

WATCH: Speaker Pelosi and Chef José Andrés tour a kitchen that is helping feed federal workers during the month-long government shutdown.

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Lyft is making it easier for people in food deserts to access groceries

The Grocery Access Program, which Lyft announced yesterday, is in partnership with Martha’s Table, a nonprofit organization based in D.C. that helps provide families with healthy food, clothing and education. The program will specifically offer families living in Wards 7 and 8, which only have three grocery stores available, discounted shared Lyft rides.

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New Program Offers Southeast D.C. Families Discounted Rides To Grocery Stores

Martha’s Table, a local food access and education nonprofit, is teaming up with ride-hailing company Lyft to combat a glaring grocery store access issue in Wards 7 and 8. Dubbed the Lyft Grocery Access Program, the initiative will provide qualifying families with $2.50 flat fare rides to three grocery stores and markets east of the Anacostia River.

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Lyft and Martha’s Table Partner to Get Ward 7 and 8 Residents to Grocery Stores

To qualify for the six-month pilot program, families must have a child enrolled in one of seven elementary schools.

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