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Get free delivery and eat local on Super Bowl Sunday

Posted at 8:29 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 08:29:27-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- No matter who you’re rooting for this Super Bowl Sunday, most can agree -- the weekend is synonymous with good food. Now you can enjoy your favorite snacks and support local restaurants at the same time.

UberEats launched a $20 million restaurant support package to help independently-owned restaurants in Richmond and across the country.

People who order UberEats from a local restaurant this weekend get free delivery.

UberEats also planned to offer an in-app dollar for dollar donation match, so people can give more to their local spots.

The restaurant support package also included $4.5 million in micro-grants to local restaurants.

Some diners and restaurants have been critical of the fees UberEats and other national delivery services like GrubHub and DoorDash charge restaurants during the pandemic.

Local-owned delivery services such as Chop Chop and Quickness RVA also offer limited food delivery services.

Data from Healthline showed most Super Bowl fans didn't plan on changing their eating and drinking traditions this year, but a survey did show 55 percent of Americans planned to watch the Super Bowl at home by themselves or with immediate family, while 45 percent planned to watch with friends or family members outside the immediate family.

For those that do plan to gather, the CDC recommended meeting outdoors rather than indoors -- sitting six feet apart and using a projector screen to broadcast the game.

But health officials said the safest way to celebrate the Super Bowl with friends was by doing it virtually. People can still decorate their homes and start a group text with other fans during the game.

Another survey finding showed a quarter of people planned to either take the next day off or call in sick for what’s become known as ‘super sick Monday.’

Catch the Super Bowl on CBS 6 Sunday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m.