Is Food Delivery During the Coronavirus Pandemic Ethical?


When helping workers keep their jobs means paying them to risk their health, the moral calculus can get complicated.

Mr. Rahman is one of the countless delivery workers across the country who face the agonizing choice between forfeiting their income and risking their health to keep Americans fed. It’s a choice that implicates people on the receiving end, too: Should you feel guilty about using delivery services to get groceries or takeout? Here are some questions to consider before placing an order.


Where I was during the pandemic didn’t offer much Food delivery but I was working at a grocery store at the time and was concerned about if I may get sick especially considering the lack of precautions put in place.



Bokat-lindell, S. (2020, May 7). Is food delivery during the coronavirus pandemic ethical?. The New York Times.