• Instacart said this week that it is introducing Community Carts, described as "a new feature that reimagines traditional food drives, making it easy for consumers to donate groceries that food banks need most with the Instacart App … Community Carts gives consumers the opportunity to participate in crowdsourced cart building for good by donating groceries to more than 100 local Feeding America member food banks across the United States, with delivery and service fees waived on every donation order. Starting today through December 4, Instacart will match every dollar spent on Community Cart orders with a donation – up to $100,000 – to Feeding America."
The app now will give shoppers the ability to "select any participating food bank to support and shop as many items as they’d like from the food bank’s personalized wish list, based on which groceries are needed most for the local community. Instacart shoppers will then deliver the items directly to the food bank according to their local donation guidelines. Whether people donate just a few cans of food or a whole cart, donations will add up quickly as customers come together nationwide between Giving Tuesday and December 31 to contribute to Community Carts."