Need a boost? It’s On Us.
A group of passionate volunteers interested in food security, boosting the local economy, nourishment, and trust, have created a program where community-sourced funds provide meals for folks who need a boost, business to restaurants, and security to our friends and neighbors. This effort is in direct response to COVID-19’s devastating effects on local business, employees, and community members, but, with your help, we think this fund has staying power.
- From April 2020 to December 2020, IOU Corvallis raised enough funds to pay for and distribute 20,000 meals from locally owned restaurants!
- From December 2020 to July 2021, IOU Corvallis continued to raise funds and distribute meals on a “tab” program. During this time, IOU Corvallis raised over $80,000.00 and distributed over 8,100 meals by partnering with 30 local restaurants.
- Starting August 2021, IOU Corvallis is partnering with Kuto (smartphone app) to distribute weekly IOU meal electronic gift cards for use at local restaurants.
You can make donations through the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. The funds go directly into weekly action and all funds are distributed for use at locally-owned Benton County restaurants. Please designate IOU Corvallis with your donation.