Gojek partners Deliveroo,other startups to provide delivery jobs for its drivers
SINGAPORE — Gojek Singapore has signed agreements with several partners including Deliveroo to provide delivery services and create more earning opportunities for its drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the partnership with Deliveroo, Gojek drivers will pick up meals from restaurants and deliver them to customers, the company said in a statement on Monday (18 May). The Gojek drivers will service districts around central Singapore: Bukit Merah, Queenstown, Toa Payoh and Geylang.
“By strengthening Deliveroo’s supply of delivery riders, the company can better cater to the increased demand for food delivery during the current ‘circuit-breaker’ period, when more people are eating at home,” Gojek said.
Gojek is also collaborating with Advo, a Singapore-based education financing startup, on an initiative to deliver more than 2,000 meals to vulnerable and financially-needy single-parent households in Singapore. The #FeedaFam initiative is supported by Ebb & Flow, a homegrown technology-driven food & beverage company.
Under this plan, Gojek drivers will pick up freshly-cooked dinners from Ebb & Flow’s cloud kitchen and deliver them to the beneficiaries identified through Advo’s partnership with charity organisation HCSA Community Services.
“These are challenging times for everyone. We are glad that our driver-partners can do good by delivering meals to families in need and gain supplemental earnings through providing delivery services,” said Lien Choong Luen, general manager of Gojek Singapore.
In recent months, Gojek has introduced several measures to support its drivers and the Singapore community. They include distributing more than $30,000 in grocery vouchers to driver-partners to help them defray their daily costs, and providing $10 Gojek ride vouchers to healthcare workers to help them get to and from work safely.