Economic Impact Report
Food Deserts
We’re helping remove barriers that prevent food desert* residents and families from accessing fresh, quality foods. With about 23.5 million American living in food deserts, our on-demand technology is making a difference, by quickly reaching these isolated communities and ensuring that access to food is a right, not just a privilege.
By the numbers
orders delivered to food deserts*
of markets saw significant deliveries to food deserts*
of all Detroit deliveries go to food deserts*
of our merchants say Postmates helps them serve a larger community
of Postmates couriers feel their work positively impacts local businesses
of Postmates couriers feel they’re positively impacting their community
of our merchants take part in community charity drives
of our merchants sponsor local events
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*According to the USDA, 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts​. Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers.
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