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.
The local non-profit, Morgan Hill Community Foundation, saw this situation as an opportunity to help both local healthcare workers and us local restaurants. The MHCF has established a Meals for Heroes, Revenue for Restaurants Program which creates a fund to obtain community donations in support of the program "specifically benefiting hospital healthcare providers and distressed restaurants in the Morgan Hill community."
The program is a collaboration between the MHCF, Morgan Hill Downtown Association, Gilroy Foundation, Downtown Gilroy Business Association, and the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill. These program partners provide and deliver meals prepared by Morgan Hill’s community restaurants, like Craft Roots, to the local hospitals on predetermined dates.
We're Grateful for Our Morgan Hill Community
We're thrilled to have had an opportunity to participate in the program. It was a privilege to serve our community alongside of the Morgan Hill Downtown Association, individual volunteers, and the generosity of our community.
The subsidy provided by the Morgan Hill Community Foundation’s fundraising campaign provided Craft Roots, and all the participating restaurants, a much-needed source of economic relief, as well as an opportunity to salute our healthcare heroes who have worked tirelessly to keep us all safe and healthy throughout the pandemic.
For More Information About the Meals For Heroes Program or to Donate:
The Morgan Hill Community Foundation is a is a 501(c)3 philanthropic organization that connects donors with local needs for a long-lasting, effective impact on our community. For more information about their Meals for Heroes Revenue for Restaurants Program, visit their website at morganhillcf.org/meals-for-heroes-program
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.