An Innovative Collaboration to Help Our Local Essential Workers
It's no secret the restaurant industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. And our local hospital workers have been working around the clock to keep up with the demand for healthcare services - saving lives and keeping the community safe. Unfortunately, the staff at our nearby facilities, St. Louise Hospital and the DePaul Center, often do not have access to a cafeteria for health and safety reasons. Lucky for us a local non-profit saw away to help both of these groups of essential workers.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published in the Silicon Valley Business Journal on September 24, 2020 and is re-posted here with permission.
Small businesses and small towns often share resource problems in good economic times. During Covid times, it can be the pits.
“If our businesses aren't selling their products, then they're not making money, which means the city's not making money,” said Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine. “So, yeah, we understand that symbiotic relationship.”
But Morgan Hill has created a grant program for businesses, cobbled together from city funds and business donations from locally based Shoe Palace, Home Depot and ACE Hardware, that’s part of a larger effort to make doing business outdoors as easy as possible because outdoor business is pretty much the only thing happening while people are masked and meandering.
The Craft Roots Team
Craft Roots is locally owned and family friendly. Created on an idea to give our community a new concept that embodies artesian ideologies. We believe food is love and the best way to share our passion is with healthy whole foods concentrating on a 100% plant-based menu.