While we’re in a state of uncertainty during the current COVID-19 pandemic, it’s so beautiful to see how brands and companies are coming together to give back and help the community by making donations. One of Canada’s largest food delivery services, SkipTheDishes has just announced that it’s donating an additional $10 million to Canadian restaurants.
This comes after SkipTheDishes initially donated $5 million launched a 30-day support package for the restaurants in its network.
“Restaurants are the heart and soul of communities across Canada and the industry is facing unprecedented hardships. Though we know our support package doesn’t solve all of the challenges our restaurant partners are facing, we’re hoping it will help make an impact as we all work together to get through these exceptional times,” says Kevin Edwards, CEO of SkipTheDishes in a release.
To further help restaurants during this unprecedented and challenging time, SkipTheDishes also introduced the option for customers to support their local restaurants by directly leaving them a tip and 100% of these contributions will go directly to their restaurant of choice.
In just a few short weeks, customers have raised over $200,000 to help their neighbourhood eateries stay in business.
“The immediate outpouring of support we’ve seen from our customers in their local communities has been truly inspiring. Food continues to be a strengthening bond for many through these difficult times, and at its core SkipTheDishes is about feeding Canadians,” said Edwards.
As if this isn’t enough, Skip has also launched a partnership with Food Banks Canada to help relieve hunger at this challenging time.
An immediate $200,000 donation to match its customers kindness and additional contributions will also be made throughout the year.
“We’re beginning to see a surge in demand across Canada at local food banks as many more people have recently fallen on hard times. This partnership with SkipTheDishes will help us restock empty shelves at food banks across the country and ensure food banks have the support needed to feed those in critical need,” says Chris Hatch, Chief Executive Officer of Food Banks Canada.
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