Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch.
Boxed Lunches for Laid Off Service & Hospitality Workers
Service & hospitality workers have been hit especially hard by the pandemic and the job loss that has resulted. The Rotary Club of Santa Rosa West is helping out with free boxed lunches provided every Saturday. The lunches are purchased from local restaurants that are still open for business, and provided free via a drive through location which ensure safety and privacy. Not only does this program provide much needed meals, but it also generates revenue for some hard-hit restaurants. Says the Rotary Club, "This is a great way to support local businesses while showing this important, hard-working, integral part of our economy how much we appreciate them."
You can support this program via Rotary's GoFundMe page.
How RRV Gets Involved
Russian River Vineyards has pitched in by boxing up lunches in the winery's on-site kitchen every Saturday and delivering them to the Rotary Club. We're happy to be a part of such an important program. Sonoma County's restaurants, hotels, and other service & hospitality businesses are a critical part of the region's economic health & vitality. Helping people get through these difficult times can make the recovery faster once things get better. We need these valuable, skilled workers, and we want them to be there to benefit when the jobs return.