The White House is working with private companies like DoorDash and Instacart to try to make healthy food more accessible. It also named Olympic athletes to a council focused on nutrition.
The decision by the online food delivery platform to eliminate about 6% of its workforce is the latest of several companies to recently announce job cuts recently, including Twitter and Amazon.
Food delivery workers zip around New York City on e-bikes, risking accidents and theft, as they fulfill orders from various apps they call "ghost bosses."
Having organized on TikTok, Reddit and Facebook, many DoorDash drivers around the country logged off the app on Saturday. Drivers are demanding tip transparency and higher pay.
The deal is a sign of how the coronavirus pandemic has turned Uber's business model upside down, with customers shunning ride-hailing and flocking to delivery services.