Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Pay-It-Forward Restaurants

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Price County, WI
    Posts
    1,234

    Pay-It-Forward Restaurants

    I would like to start a thread for the names and addresses of restaurants which have responded to the COVID-19-imposed closure by preparing meals "to feed as many" as they can.

    Their dining rooms are empty by order of civil authority, but these restaurants are seeking to maintain a payroll, pay the rent, and survive(!) until the pandemic is behind us. Generally they identify a local population that would benefit from delivered meals free of charge.

    There could be hundreds of establishments in New York, Nevada, California, the state Washington, etc., that adopted this stratagem to survive. I invite listing from all across America... even Vermont! They request donations.

    #1
    Passatempo Taverna
    215 W Main Street
    Walla Walla WA 99362

    This restaurant is delivering ready-to-eat lasagna to homebound persons and first responders in their local community. I mailed them a check. Buono appetito.

  2. #2
    Senior Member catherine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    10,481
    #2

    Here's a Vermont one--pay what you can, based on the degree to which COVID has impacted you.

    Pan's Pizza
    326 Rt. 2
    South Hero, VT 05486

    Here's their pay-what-you-can formula:

    pan pizza.jpg
    Last edited by catherine; 3-24-20 at 11:58am.
    "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it--every, every minute?" Emily Webb, Our Town
    www.silententry.wordpress.com

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Price County, WI
    Posts
    1,234
    #3
    Pier Fifty-Three Brick Oven
    7147 Lake Bluff Rd.
    Wolcott NY 14590

    http://www.pierfiftythree.com

    Donors can contribute a multiple of $10 either by telephone or on the website. The "Pay It Forward" meals are intended for first responders, health care workers, heads of households who have lost their job, truck drivers, and seniors. A donor may indicate which of these intended groups that they would like to buy meals for.
    Someone in one these categories would call in to request a meal ($10 value) while quantities last, for either curbside pickup or delivery.

    According to a WROC news item, donations come from far and wide... and even from a couple of competing restaurants.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Price County, WI
    Posts
    1,234
    #4
    Saucony Creek Grille and Catering
    9 East Main St
    Kutztown PA

    http://sauconycreekgrille.com

    (as reported in the Reading Eagle

    Owner Doug Grym uses Facebook to solicit orders from donors who "know a family or person in need". The donor telephones the restaurant with an order, and receives a 20% discount. The restaurant delivers the meal to the intended recipient.

    As I understand it, a donor is given a choice of the 20% discount, or paying the full menu price, with 25% donated by the restaurant for gift certificates to be given to needy families by Friend Inc, a local non-profit food pantry.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •