With the shift to remote work for so many businesses, employees are spending long hours at home. And that won’t be changing any time soon for a lot of people. Many tech companies, among other industries, told their employees they can work remotely until mid-2021. Atlassian even announced its employees can work from home permanently. That means juggling kids’ school schedules, keeping up with daily chores, working longer hours, and managing deadlines all in the same place. Factor in the task of making breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, and it’s understandable why the ease and convenience of remote food delivery sound so appealing. 

Work from home meal solutions can be a valuable reward for your employees. DoorDash for Work makes it easy to deliver delicious meals and perks to your team anytime, anywhere. These solutions for remote employee meal delivery are flexible, designed to extend beyond lunch to fit every employee dining need, wherever they work. 

Expensed Meals: An ideal meal solution for remote employees

From desk lunches to late-night snacks, DoorDash’s Expensed Meals offering is the most versatile. Show your team how much you care by giving them a monthly food ordering stipend they can use anytime, anywhere. 

It’s easy to set up and easy to use. Pick eligible employees, set ordering hours, and assign spending limits in the Work Portal. You can even set automatic recurring budgets for specific situations. This streamlined tracking system eliminates the need for employees to save receipts and saves your team the typical hassle involved with managing employee business expenses for meals


With DoorDash’s Expensed Meals solution, you don’t have to spend precious time and resources trying to find a restaurant that meets everyone’s culinary preferences and dietary concerns. You’ve got your employees covered, whether they crave fast food or vegan cuisine. Plus, with scheduled orders, your employees can order food at whatever time works during their busy day. 

DashPass for Work: Remote food delivery for everyone

Make a DoorDash subscription part of your employee benefits package, with $0 delivery fees and reduced services fees on every order. DashPass for Work is a wellness benefit your team will love. With this product, your company subsidizes DashPass subscriptions for employees. 

While your team works from home, you can support them with delicious meal options delivered to their door. It’s a great money and time saver, with DashPass users saving an average of $4 to $5 on every order, and requires little to no management on your part. Just select how many DashPass subscriptions you want to grant, share your employees’ email addresses with DoorDash, and allow them to opt in for unlimited DashPass benefits. 

DashPass for Work is a versatile remote employee meal delivery option that works anywhere your employees do — whether at home or in the office — with benefits extending to breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

Employee Gift Cards: A delicious way to say thank you

If you’re searching for an idea to acknowledge your team’s efforts in a way they’ll truly appreciate, you can’t go wrong with employee gift cards for food. DoorDash for Work’s Employee Gift Cards are a great way to give the gift of food for a job well done. A DoorDash gift card is a practical, enjoyable gift employees can use at their leisure. 

Ordering in bulk and sending gift cards to an entire department or organization is easy. Determine the budget you want to spend on all the gift cards (the minimum order is $3,000). Tally up the number of employees and calculate the monetary denomination you want to put on each card. Schedule gift cards for special occasions, like work anniversaries and birthdays, or send them to your team members all at once. You can customize gift cards to include thoughtful messages for an extra touch of personalization. DoorDash gift cards don’t expire, so employees can redeem them anytime, anywhere. 

Re-ordering Employee Gift Cards is simple, too. You can always have them on hand—you may want to disburse them every month or issue them on special occasions. It’s a great gift for your employees who are working from home. 

Feed your team, wherever they are, with DoorDash for Work

Meal solutions for remote employees can—and should—be offered at your business. They’re a creative way to show your appreciation to your remote employees. Remote food delivery is a practical employee benefit for everyone in your company. It’s especially helpful as a way to stay connected to your team during a period when interpersonal contact is limited to emails, text chats, and video conferences. Your employees may not be there in the office with you, but you can show them you are still there for them. Contact us today to learn more about all of our work from home meal solutions.

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Sara DeForest

Sara DeForest is a Bay Area-based freelance B2B copywriter. Previously, she was VP of Marketing at an early stage startup that was named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies. Prior to that, Sara was a content marketer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Though Silicon Valley is a roller coaster, Sara finds her real adrenaline rush doing standup comedy, and has performed at SF Sketchfest, 208 Comedy Fest, and (most often) seedy dive bars.