Looking to support Massachusetts restaurants and essential workers during covid? Check out the following initiatives for ways to keep our partners going who feed us!
Here are some ideas on how to support local restaurants and the Boston food economy during Coronavirus:
Started by four women in collaboration with Commonwealth Kitchen, Project Restore Us uses essential workers to feed essential workers during covid. Those involved include Irene from Mei Mei Kitchen which we used to visit on our Fenway Food Tour and Tracy from PAGU which is a restaurant that operates near our Central Square Food & Mural Arts Tour. You can volunteer to deliver groceries or help amplify their message!
Various neighborhoods in Boston, Cambridge and beyond have started neighborhood fridges that are open to community members to take what they need and leave what they can. We have one here in Harvard Square, Cambridge in collaboration with the Harvard Square Business Association. Feel free to donate your time and pantry items – do you have a fridge near you?
Top chefs in Boston have banded together to start a restaurant coalition. They are giving grants and throwing events to support local businesses. You can help by sending a letter to your legislator to help support their initiatives!
Our tours may not be running during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t support us and our restaurant partners. Purchasing a gift card not only helps us stay alive (vote with your dollars!) but helps us support our partner small businesses, from our web developer to our interns to our tour guides and restaurant partners. Food tours make a wonderful gift for a foodie, community minded friend, history buff, walking enthusiast, someone moving to Boston, or fellow traveler!
Together we can make a difference in our local economy to support our restaurants. Don’t forget to check out our blog posts for local takeout and delivery options that are sure to wow your palette and support your neighborhood businesses.