Bob FM has this week launched a new community initiative, Chow Down for Charity, to support 11 local restaurants and 11 charities.
For the month of June, when customers place an order at a participating Chow Down for Charity restaurant, they will get the option to make a donation to the restaurant’s chosen charity.
One hundred per cent of the proceeds will be given directly to the chosen charities in order to support their important community initiatives during these uncertain times.
Below is a list of the participating Chow Down for Charity restaurants and the charity they have chosen to support:
1. The Kitchen at Fidel’s and Family Resource Center
2. Bacaro and Feed our Future
3. Icoa and Kiwanis
4. Tomfoodery and Big Brothers and Big Sisters
5. Pappagallos and Jasmine
6. Jessie’s Juice Bar & Jack Sparrow and Food Bank
7. The Tasting Room and The Crisis Center
8. Ragazzi and Meals on Wheels
9. Lighthouse and Paws
10. Bread and Chocolate and National Trust
11. Steak Social and YMCA
This initiative was created by Nicole Makin and Michelle Lockwood, members of the Crisis Centre Fundraising Committee, who have been working with Hurley’s Media to bring this important campaign to the people of Cayman.
“Michelle and I have seen the growing demand on charities during the COVID-19 pandemic and we expect this year many charities will be unable to host their annual fundraising events which will create further challenges to support the community in need,” said Nicole Makin.
Seeing restaurants in an equally challenging position without the support of tourism, Michelle and Nicole started thinking about a way to create an event that benefits both charities and restaurants and Chow Down for Charity was born.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring this campaign to life using our powerful channels of communication to promote local restaurants and charities impacted by the effects of COVID-19,” said Brydie Phillips, Marketing and PR Manager at Hurley’s Media.
“In the spirit of generosity, we hope people in the position will support this important cause, even if it is a small donation, every dollar counts,” said Ms. Phillips.
The campaign was made possible with the support of generous sponsors including Kensington Management, Foster’s, KRyS Global, ReFuel, BDO and Heritage Holdings Development.
To kick start the fundraising, Foster’s has donated $1,100 which will be distributed among the 11 charities.
ReFuel is also providing the restaurants with discounted fuel vouchers to support their delivery services.
“At a time when we are navigating the disruption and impact of COVID-19 we are overwhelmed by the many businesses and people showing acts of generosity and kindness and we are incredibly grateful for the initial support of this campaign,” said Ms. Phillips.
To learn more about the campaign and to get involved visit bobfm.ky.