PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Some Arizona families are getting relief from the heat when they head out for fresh groceries.

Thanks to Valley of the Sun United Way, Food City and Lyft, families struggling to make ends meet or have reliable transportation can get $2.00 rides to the grocery store.

[WATCH: Arizona families gifted with a cool, cheap 'Lyft' to get groceries]

The goal is to give these less-fortunate families an air-conditioned, affordable ride to a place where they can buy healthy food.

[RELATED: Lyft helping Phoenix residents in low-income areas access healthier food]

"It's not just the resources of saving financially, but it's also that gift of time," said Jayson Matthew of Valley of the Sun United Way. "And to us, it's just a demonstration of hope to those families, and just letting them know we got them, and we've got their backs."

[VIDEO: Lyft bringing grocery access program to Phoenix]

The program is made possible by donations. More are always welcomed. To help, go here.


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