Please visit https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/itsonuscorvallis
We are officially 501(c)3 backed, an action of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition 's Food Action Team - Local 6 Connection.
It's On Us Corvallis, to nourish and support each other.
A community-sourced fund that provides meals for folks who need a boost, business to restaurants, and security to our friends and neighbors. This effort is in direct response to COVID-19's devastating effects on local business, employees, and community members, but, with your help, we think this fund has staying power.
With community support and encouragement, we believe a pay it forward model will thrive in Corvallis.
Keep the fund revolving and we'll work to expand its reach.
How it works:
- Participating restaurants will commit to and be paid for IOU meals.
- Those who want a meal will order an IOU meal on the designated date. It's just like ordering a normal take-out meal. No catch, no needs assessment, they're for everyone to enjoy!
- Those in the community who need ways to give back will donate to fund future meals.
We are three community members inspired to help and who believe in the power of paying it forward. All funds are distributed directly to participating restaurants, less processing fees determined by GoFundMe (2.9% + .30 per transaction. This is a standard credit card processing fee).
If you choose to donate using Venmo there are no fees! (@itsonus_corvallis)
IOU Corvallis is a project of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Food Action Team. If you would like to receive an acknowledgement letter from the Coalition (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization), please contact [email redacted].
If you'd like to get in touch, we welcome your feedback. We're in this together.
Restaurants interested in participating in the future, please contact us by emailing [email redacted]
Like us on Facebook to keep current with goals, menus, and schedules
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Email us with any questions: [email redacted]
Successful payments to restaurants:
$96 to Colin at Tried and True Coffee
$140 to Wael at NY Bagels
$260 to the First Alternative Co-op's Catering Branch
$366 to Sam at Sam's Station
$676 to Greg at Kinetic Bagel Institute
$1000 to Cody at Bodhi Bakery
$1028 to Pete at Pita Pit
$1,480 to Tristan at New Morning Bakery
$1,500 to China Delight
$2,649 to Lupe and Carlos at Las Delicias Valley Cafe
Total paid directly to restaurants (as of 5/8/2020) : $9,195
Community Meals Planned:
May 15 - 150 meals at TacoVore ($1500)
May 12 - TBD ($1500)
May 19 - 150 meals at Brass Monkey ($1500)
May 22 (funded by a partner in Albany) - 100 meals at Homegrown Oregon, Albany ($1000)
May 22 - Nirvana ($1500)
May 26 - Al Jebal ($1500)
May 29 - TBD ($1500)
June 5 - Cascade BBQ ($1500)
Total projected to be paid as of June 5 - $20,695
332 Meals free for the community. No questions asked, no needs assessment. From Corvallis to Corvallis.
Lincoln Health Center Staff
Good Samaritan Mental Health Clinic
Southtown Water Treatment Department
Republic Services Staff & Drivers
Corvallis Public Works Staff
Lumina Hospice Caregivers & Staff
Edward C Allworth Veteran's Home Caregivers & Staff
Stoneybrook Assisted Living Caregivers & Staff
The Caring Place Caregivers & Staff
Timberhill Place Caregivers & Staff
Corvallis Manor Caregivers & Staff
Corvallis Main Post Office
OSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab & Willamette Valley Toxicology Lab (spearheading the door to door COVID-19 Testing)
Benton County Health Department
The Room at the Inn Women's Shelter
Welcome! We are three volunteers and invested members of the Corvallis Community. We met in Fall 2019 while volunteering with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Food Action Team Local 6 Connection. We came together in April 2020 to form a community-supported response to address multiple needs in the community; food security, small business, employment, front line worker appreciation, community resilience, and equitable nourishment for the body and soul. What started as a simple Facebook post and GoFundMe page project is now an official Action of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Food Action Team! That means we think IOU Corvallis has staying power.
Elizabeth Jones is the heart behind this operation. She is emerita professor of German History at Colorado State University and teaches German classes at the German School Corvallis. Elizabeth is active in the community as a board member and regular Saturday volunteer at Stone Soup . She is a budding gardening enthusiast with a passion for feeding people. Elizabeth works very closely with restaurants to make sure the large numbers of orders we need work with their logistics and staffing. This requires immense amounts of time and organization, and for her vision and tenacity we are grateful!
Ashley Relf manages the graphics and donor relations, and her thoughtfulness and calm give the team a strong foundation on which to build. Ashley is the membership manager for Greenbelt Land Trust, serves on the Downtown Advisory Board, and is a member of Leadership Corvallis class of 2020. Her previous work experience as Associate Director of the Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts laid the foundation for her Jill-of-all-trades skillset. Ashley is thrilled to create graphics that communicate IOU's message clearly, personally thank each and every donor, and keep us celebratory and in good spirits! We feel so lucky to work with her!
Aliza Tuttle is the social media guru and IOU treasurer. Her leadership, empathy, passion for social justice, knowledge about food systems, and general ability to achieve anything is invaluable to our mission. Aliza is a research assistant at Portland State University, the current leader of the Food Action Team Local 6 Connection group, and tends her garden and chickens in her free time. Aliza's passion and attention to detail are invaluable as she manages the budget and provides logistics support while communicating with the public. She is a natural leader and we are fortunate for her talents!
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