The BIG Give
The Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce is excited to initiate a new program that supports our local restaurants while feeding our people all at the same time. We are proud to present “The BIG Give”!
All money raised through community sponsorship will be spent directly at local restaurants that are preparing well-balanced meals, which then in turn are delivered to the Food Security Agencies in Moose Jaw. Our partner agencies (Moose Jaw Food Bank and Hunger in Moose Jaw) will then coordinate to distribute to our local families in need who otherwise may not have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious restaurant meal. “The BIG Give” initiative started with the unfortunate realization of how restaurants have been negatively affected during the COVID pandemic, along with the knowledge that usage has increased at local food security agencies who assist our most vulnerable families.
“The BIG Give” framework includes putting a call out to our local restaurants asking who wants to participate in this initiative. This will not only help replace lost revenues due to limited dine-in service, but participating restaurants will provide affordable well-balanced meals, individually packaged and/or freezer friendly dishes, and will be connected to the food security agencies via an email program to arrange the food orders, deliveries, and pick-up options on scheduled dates. The distribution will be planned thoroughly to ensure that the agencies and restaurants are not overwhelmed with production and delivery at any time.
All business donors will be widely marketed and promoted using social media, print media and radio. Many partners already on board will also be promoting this and helping to spread the word. A specific “The BIG Give” Facebook Group will highlight the participating restaurants as well as offer recognition for all business sponsors. The success from this project will be gratification for many restaurants and families. This is an amazing initiative that has the potential to not only impact food security, but to also support our local restaurants and the economy of Moose Jaw, all at the same time.
We would love to partner with your business to help us reach our goal of $20,000 and make an important impact by giving back to our community.
Please contact the Chamber Office at 306-692-6414 to donate and learn more.