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"I had one day I worked six hours and made $50. It really wasn't worth it. ... But it doesn't happen that often," says Hilary Gordon, who works as a shopper for the grocery delivery app Instacart in a suburb of Sacramento, Calif. "The other day I worked 11-and-a-half hours and made $265. Great? No. But good." Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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Profiles Of America In Full Employment

Why Suburban Moms Are Delivering Your Groceries

After two master's degrees and three children, Hilary Gordon is one of the women who now make up more than half of the contractors at food delivery apps like Instacart. NPR spent a day with her.

Civil rights "foot soldier" Theresa Burroughs in 2016, in front of a photo of the day she was arrested in 1965. Burroughs has died at age 89. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Theresa Burroughs, Voting Rights Activist, Dies At 89 In Alabama

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"I had one day I worked six hours and made $50. It really wasn't worth it. ... But it doesn't happen that often," says Hilary Gordon, who works as a shopper for the grocery delivery app Instacart in a suburb of Sacramento, Calif. "The other day I worked 11-and-a-half hours and made $265. Great? No. But good." Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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Why Suburban Moms Are Delivering Your Groceries

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