The Coronavirus has affected daily life in Oregon, hitting it’s 155,000 restaurant and service workers particularly hard with many families having income suddenly evaporate.
Forth has partnered with a local restaurant, Botanist House, to provide free lunch delivery to impacted service staff and their families with our electric vehicle fleet. Botanist is serving over 2000 meals a week, with a goal of delivering over 1000 a day. To assist, Forth’s electric vehicles are covering six delivery routes, delivering over 150 meals, six days a week, all with zero emissions and minimal fuel costs. Sean Brosnihan, Forth’s Americorps service member, is also driving at least two delivery routes and has dropped off over 400 meals.
Safety is a key concern for all involved. Contact-less delivery and thorough cleaning procedures have been enacted at every step, from restricted staff for back-of-house cooking to hyper-vigilant car sanitizing, mask-wearing and glove-changing routines ensure we keep not only the people receiving the meals safe, but also the chefs and delivery drivers.
During a time where many businesses are relying on delivery services not only to survive but also to give back to their community, Forth is proud to be part of the solution by providing access to its electric vehicle fleet. With the shutdown ongoing and unemployment growing, a little bit of help and neighborly kindness really can make all the difference. Stay home, wash your hands and stay safe everyone.
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