This project was so great to be a part of! During Covid-19’s first round of lockdowns last year, the Community rallied around our small business community which was so great to see. A handful of businesses though were hit twice as hard as the rest – mainly due to location. These businesses were:
I wanted to do something to help these businesses specifically, so when I noticed people wanting to support our essential health services workers who were not able to stay home like the rest of us – this idea was born.
I launched a campaign online where people could donate $10 to shout a local health worker a meal! We ended up raising enough for over 170 meals which went to nourish and show our community gratitude to those awesome health workers, while also supporting the local businesses who were hit the hardest.
There ended up being a bit of a gap within the donations of just over $100 due to payment processing for the gateway we used, which I covered personally along with the Thank-you labels, so every cent donated could go to funding a meal 🙂