San Jose, California, like the rest of the world, has been hit hard by the pandemic and lockdowns. In an effort to keep their businesses afloat, five restaurants have joined together and started an initiative, Chef's Market, that also gives back to the community. The drive-thru pop-up location allows customers to order and pick-up from any of the five restaurants, and for every meal purchased a second is donated to local non-profits San Jose SHIP Kits and Hunger at Home.
This collaboration is being called a "win-win-win-win" as it brings business to restaurants and chefs, customers enjoy a meal thats supports local businesses and a charitable cause, and finally organizations are receiving donations they critically need.
Starting something like this may not be possible for all restaurant owners, and will depend on the current restrictions and guidelines in your city and country. But if you are interested in beginning a similar initiative, here are 5 of the steps that you'll need to take: