Carmel City Center restaurant divvy is partnering with Pedcor Companies to launch Feeding Neighbors, a program that will provide meals for families in Hamilton and Marion counties impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program made its first donation April 23 by providing 100 meals to Brookside Community Church’s Brookside Emergency Care Fund, which delivers food to families in the IPS School 54 area.
“We realize that families in our local community are in crisis and food pantries are struggling to keep up with demand,” stated Kevin Rider, who owns divvy with his wife, Richelle. “Our hope, along with our partners, is that we are able to provide a little bit of relief to our neighbors during this uncertain time.”
A $15 donation covers breakfast and lunch for an adult or two days of breakfast, lunch and snacks for children. The meals include fresh fruits and vegetables.
Local church food pantries will distribute the meals, which will be prepared by divvy.
Feeding Neighbors has raised approximately $20,000, but donations are welcome to continue the initiative. For more information on donating, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rider also owns Woody’s Library Restaurant on Main Street and is a member of the Carmel City Council. Both restaurants are open curbside pickup during the pandemic.