After a resident’s petition, two meal delivery services expand to Wards 7 and 8

April 20, 2018 Published on Washington Post By Tim Carman

After a resident’s petition, two meal delivery services expand to Wards 7 and 8

A couple of days after The Washington Post spotlighted the lack of food delivery services east of the Anacostia River, a resident of one of those neglected neighborhoods launched an online petition to demand equal treatment. Latoya Watson is now close to claiming a full victory.

Postmates, which previously ignored the predominantly black neighborhoods on the east side of the river, decided to expand  into those Washington communities on April 13, according to spokeswoman April Conyers. “We turned the zone on last Friday and we’ll be expanding further into those wards over the next couple of months,” Conyers wrote via email.

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