Your favorite Corner restaurants have been hit hard by COVID-19. Many struggle each year to make it through the summer. Now, with all students gone until August, many could be at risk of closing forever. Our favorite Corner spots need our help.
Here are 3 ways you can help your favorites survive from afar. Let’s save these businesses we love so much.
Fig Bistro & Bar
Take It Away
Thyme & Co
...and many more!
For every bit you give, we’ll buy meals (via gift cards or pickup) to laid off UVA/Aramark contract workers from rotating Corner restaurants. It’s a win-win: you support your local favorites and help feed those who feed us in their time of need.
We've already raised enough to buy 150+ meals from 4 local restaurants - help us keep it going for the hundreds of furloughed workers and dozens of restaurants in need.
Most restaurant workers in Charlottesville have been forced to let go of their employees. This fund is used to help those laid-off workers to pay for the things they need. Many will have trouble paying rent, affording a trip to the doctor, and providing for their families until Corner businesses fully reopen.
Pay now for a meal you will pay later anyways. This gives restaurants needed cash flow now to help them pay for rent and other core expenses.
We’ve focused on small, independently-owned businesses below. Let us know if we missed one of your favorites, and we’ll add it.
Visit supportcville.com for a comprehensive list of ways you can help or get help.
Our community is eager to help in whatever way we can during this crisis. We hope you’ll join us in supporting our Corner neighbors. 100% of the proceeds collected in the donation links above go directly to Corner businesses and their workers.
We’ve also been hit hard by this crisis, and need donor support to continue our programs. If you can, please also consider donating to our GoFundMe here. This helps us continue to run initiatives like this one.
Learn more about our programs here.
Let us know of any questions you have at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay safe and healthy!