With donations from the community, the city’s EatsBC is coordinating with local restaurants to deliver meals to frontline workers, who are helping keep Battle Creek and Calhoun County safe and healthy.
EatsBC is the locally-created website and app that offers food ordering and delivery from local restaurants.
“The goal is to show appreciation to frontliners, while supporting local restaurants that have taken a hard hit throughout the pandemic,” said Jonathon Galbreath, owner of Jonic IT and EatsBC co-founder. “It is a concept that, to date, has fed approximately 250 workers.”
EatsBC hopes to double that number by raising $3,000 by March 1 to deliver meals to Grace Health’s staff of 300.
The community has raised about $1,300 so far, with $1,700 left to go.
The Stuff the Front campaign so far has provided meals to the Bronson Battle Creek Emergency Department, LifeCare Ambulance, Battle Creek Transit, and Lakeview Assisted Living.
“Stuff the Front utilizes restaurants on EatsBC to prepare the meals for frontline workers,” said John Hart, the city’s Development Director. “This program generates sales for the restaurants through community donations, and feeds the front line. It’s a win-win. Go, Team BC!”
To learn more, or help make a difference in the community by donating to this campaign, visit stuffthefront.eatsbc.com online, @stuffthefront on Facebook, or call 269-225-0050.