Activating the power of community

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we've activated more than 500 partners through Lyft Up — our comprehensive effort to expand transportation access to all — to provide free rides to those who need them most right now.


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Direct access to essential transportation

We're partnering with hundreds of nonprofits to give free rides to vulnerable communities with essential transportation needs – like trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, or healthcare appointments.

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Taking care of front line workers

We’re offering free Lyft rides, scooter trips, and bike memberships to those working on the front lines, like first-responders, healthcare workers, and transit staff.

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Delivering critical supplies

We’re facilitating the delivery of food and life-sustaining medical supplies to families in need, seniors, those with chronic diseases, and other vulnerable communities.

For Drivers

Learn how you can serve your communities during the COVID-19 crisis, while also increasing your opportunity to earn. And let us know how we can best support you.

For Riders

Our partners at United Way provide free rides and grocery delivery service to those in need — and you can help support their efforts.

Lyft Up Alliance

We've teamed up with more than 500 partners across the country, including non-profits, school systems, labor unions, government agencies, and corporations, to support our communities. The featured partners below are just a few examples of how we're helping at this crucial time.

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United Way Worldwide

We’ve teamed up with United Way and the 211 network to provide people who need it most with direct access to free, essential transportation and free delivery of groceries and other services during the COVID-19 crisis. In many major cities, anyone in need of transportation access can dial 2-1-1 for a free ride.

“Transportation is a basic need that can make the difference in getting to the doctor's, grocery store or an essential job. Being able to provide free Lyft rides to people in need is one way that United Way and 211 are helping people cope with COVID-19."

— Alicia Lara, United Way Worldwide's Senior Vice President of Impact

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National Council on Aging

We’re working with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to provide free Lyft rides to caregivers through NCOA’s network of senior centers to deliver food and supplies to their homebound loved ones.

“We are grateful to Lyft for stepping in to allow our senior centers to make free rides available to caregivers who need it the most during this crisis.”

— Anna Maria Chávez, NCOA Executive Vice President & Chief Growth Officer

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Mastercard is helping in a big way by directly contributing funds to expand transportation access and critical deliveries to those most in need. Funds from Mastercard enable low-income seniors, families, and healthcare workers to access the essentials, like healthy meals. Mastercard’s contribution will also help extend the reach of Citi Bike’s Critical Workforce Membership Program, which provides free Citi Bike memberships to critical workers in NYC for 12 months.

“Now more than ever, access to essential needs is critical. We are proud to partner with Lyft to further their Lyft Up efforts and enable essential deliveries and transportation to those communities who need it most during COVID-19. Through this initiative, we are able to further our commitment to Lyft and their drivers, and drive action to help those most in need through our shared values.”

— Sherri Haymond, Executive Vice President, Digital Partnerships, Mastercard

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Somali Family Service

We’ve joined up with Somali Family Service to provide access to free rides for immigrants and refugees in San Diego County to get to grocery stores, essential services and jobs.

"Somali Family Service is proud to serve our San Diego community by providing support for immigrants and refugees in San Diego County.”

— Ahmed Sahid, Somali Family Service President & CEO

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Women's Lunch Place

We’re partnering with Boston-based Women’s Lunch Place to provide free Lyft ride credits to organization staff who need access to transportation so they can serve their community.

“Thanks to Lyft, we are able to get our staff to work safely and focus on what's important - serving Boston's most vulnerable women.”

— Chloe Kimball, Women’s Lunch Place

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Covenant House

We’re extending our existing partnership with Covenant House Vancouver to provide rides to the organization’s staff members, who are working on-site to support youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability.

"Covenant House Vancouver’s doors are open and we continue to provide food, shelter, and medical care to youth experiencing homelessness. We are so grateful to Lyft for ensuring that our staff have a reliable transportation option for their travel to and from our facilities."

— Kristy Hayter, Senior Manager, Communications, Covenant House Vancouver

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Want to help? Here’s how to join in: