Feeding Families: Restaurant Edition
Covid has affected all of us, especially local small businesses. In particular, our restaurants are struggling. We want to support them so they can continue to support us and our communities in the future.
104.1 The Dock and Pure Country 106 are connecting local businesses with local restaurants - to buy meals for the food bank. These meals will be purchased at restaurants, frozen, and donated to the local foodbank. 100% of the proceeds go to the restaurants, but the food goes to the foodbank.
Fill out the form below to commit a $600 donation. We will contact you to arrange an etransfer payment to the restaurant. The restaurant will create, freeze and deliver 40 meals.
We hope to contact you within two business days of receiving your submission
Why can’t I donate less than $600?
We are essentially the middle man connecting the donor to the restaurant. This program works because we don’t ever touch the money, it’s etransferred. We can’t ask the restaurants to keep track of and wait for multiple donors to etransfer money. For this reason we need a donor to purchase 40 meals at a time, which is why we have primarily asked for business donations. Alternately, some listeners have collected money from neighbourhoods, family, hockey teams and co-workers and come to us once the $600 is collected.
Can I pick the restaurant I want to sponsor?
We’ll do the best we can to partner you with the right restaurant for you, but we’ve learned for this to be successful, the restaurants need to come to us, rather than us trying to contact a requested restaurant. Some listeners who really want to support their favourite place, have gone to the owners themselves and got them to sign up on the website.
Do the meals go to my local foodbank?
Yes. We keep the purchasing business, the restaurant and the foodbank in the same community. Eg. An Orillia business buys meals from an Orillia restaurant for a foodbank in Orillia. Feeding Families has split Simcoe County into 6 regions
***Please note, the contacting of new donors will be delayed until the week of May 3rd***
If you’re a restaurant interested in joining the program, please fill out the form below. Please note, we are accepting a limited number of restaurants at this time, and will contact more restaurants if the program expands in the future. We will contact you within two business days of receiving your submission
***Please note, the contacting of new restaurants will be delayed until the week of May 3rd***