Cater2.me and Calendly Partner to Provide Food Relief to Atlanta’s Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Crisis
Cater2.me is a national corporate catering platform
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt business operations globally, many communities are coming together to find moments of humanity amid the chaos. In Atlanta, national corporate catering platform Cater2.me, and popular scheduling application Calendly, are partnering to deliver dozens of meals every week to local food rescue organization, Second Helpings Atlanta.
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“When we founded the business 10 years ago, it was our intention to bring community to the office through locally-sourced food. While COVID-19 has not changed that mission, we have altered it to the times, to ensure we’re supporting all our communities by connecting local food businesses with local organizations to help those in need,” said Zach Yungst, co-founder of Cater2.me.
“Atlanta is our home—our community,” said Calendly CEO Tope Awotona. “Calendly was founded here and has grown here. We’re happy to be able to help this city that has done so much for us during these unprecedented times.”
The special meal deliveries came together shortly before Cater2.me formally announced its nationwide Vendor Assistance & Community Support Program. As part of this effort, clients can sponsor a set of meals that are delivered to local food banks and community organizations rather than to their offices during the time employees are working from home. Cater2.me is also donating its commission as part of this initiative.
“When Calendly reached out to us, asking if their weekly office meals could be shifted from delivery on behalf of employees to a worthy local cause, we jumped at the chance,” said Cater2.me co-founder, Alex Lorton. “We already had the infrastructure in place to execute this type of program, and we knew there were many organizations in the markets we serve that had been hurt during the national slowdown.”