One of the most Australian things to do on Election Day is to have a Democracy Sausage after exercising your democratic right to vote. With an election looming this weekend in the ACT though, that’s all a bit different due to the COVID pandemic, so Alphabet subsidiary Wing has come up with a solution for some lucky Canberra residents this weekend – and there’s a good cause in tow, as well.

Wing already operates drone delivery services within a specific area around the ACT, and this weekend is going to deliver your Democracy Sausage to your door, within that area.

Residents of Canberra’s Gungahlin region can fire up the Wing app between 11am and 2pm Saturday to order their Democracy Sausage from local businesses The Spence Grocer and Kickstart Espresso for delivery via drone.

Democracy Sausages are $3 ($3.50 with onions), and a combo with a can of soft drink included is $5.

Revenue for the food and beverages goes to the businesses, but Wing is also matching sales dollar-for-dollar with a contribution to the Palmerston District Primary School Parent & Citizens Association eSausage online fundraiser, set up after they had to cancel their regular sausage sizzle fundraiser due to COVID restrictions. Funds raised will go towards enhancing playground spaces for the school’s growing student body.

Spreading Wings

Wing itself is having a pretty big year, seeing a 350% month-on-month increase in signups to use its services during the COVID pandemic. Some of the most popular delivered items include fresh bread, milk and groceries.

It makes sense that residents within the service areas would go for contactless delivery, and picking up your groceries from a drone in the front yard just seems like a bonus from the future we wish we could all be in.

The company is currently working with 16 local businesses in Canberra and 9 in Logan, QLD to deliver good to residents near its drone nest sites.

Check out the Canberra directory and the Logan directory on the Wing site to see what’s on offer.



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