Over the last couple of weeks as every day brings us new news of layoffs and closures due to the threat of Covid 19, we at Union Wine Company have been spending a lot of time talking about how we can support our local community, and what we can do to help those in the service industry and those who directly support the wine industry. With restaurants closing every day and staff being laid off, we understand that the financial implications for so many who live paycheck to paycheck could have a lasting effect.
This week we have committed to start helping by donating $5000 to Family Meal PDX, a non-profit, community-rooted relief organization that provides financial relief to Oregon’s food service and agricultural workers and their families during a medical debt crisis.
Josh, at Family Meal, was kind enough to create a short video for us talking a little bit about his organization.
We are thrilled to be assisting this awesome organization which, besides offering grants to those in need, also partners with local chefs, winemakers, and industry veterans to offer a dinner series which happen a couple times a year.
Our hope is to continue to work with the Family Meal team of volunteers in the months to come.
We hope that you and your family are doing well and feeling well.
If you are interested in helping out, we have listed several organizations below that can use your help with volunteer hours, supplies or cash donations.
Cheers and take care.
Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation