Save the Corner

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.

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College Inn
Corner Juice
Crozet Pizza
Fig Bistro & Bar

Got Dumplings
Grit Coffee
Juice Laundry
Little John's
Michael's Bistro

Pigeon Hole
Pronto! Pasta
Shenandoah Joe
Take It Away
Thyme & Co
...and many more!

Here's how you can help.

1) Donate Corner meals to laid off UVA/Aramark contract workers

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.

Donate here

2) Donate to the Charlottesville Restaurant Workers Fund

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.

Donate here

3) Buy a gift card for your favorite Corner spots

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.

View all gift cards

Help share this campaign

Whether or not you have the means to give money, you can help to share this campaign.

1. Here is a Facebook post you can re-share

2. Here is an image you can use to share on Instagram.

3. Here is a blurb you can copy/paste into an email to a club email list

What else can you do to support Charlottesville during this crisis?

Visit for a comprehensive list of ways you can help or get help.

Are you a small business on the Corner @ UVA and need help? Let us know.

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An initiative of HackCville

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 Stay safe and healthy!