La Belle Patate is a small independently owned restaurant with no financial backing. The federal government has announced help but details are few and far between. We have been hit extraordinarily hard by Covid-19 and the much needed government's measures to stop it’s spread.
Everybody is affected and needs help in situations like this, but the nice thing about crowd funding is that even $1 that someone can spare, times hundreds and thousands of people will make a big difference for a small business and it's employees.
La Belle Patate as been in the West End for just over 10 years and with the current situation, faces many challenges, just like many other businesses.
Over the years we have supported the community with local donations, sports teams sponsorship, school fundraising, feeding homeless people, Canucks Hockey and various tickets give away, but mostly serving many regulars their comfort food……..I’m now asking customers, and everyone that has the means, to help us out.
This campaign will mostly be used to help employees (excluding myself) with some extra money to make up for slow business due to delivery/pick-up only rules. If I do have to shut the doors, my staff will have some extra help to make ends meet since they are not able to work from home.
A portion might have to be used to pay some essential expenses to keep the business afloat in case I cannot secure other forms of financing. Whatever money is use for restaurant operation, I promise to pay forward every penny back in form of charitable donation in the future, once regular business resumes and I will post about it when that happens.
Anyone that donates any amount will be entered in a daily draw for a pair of tickets for the Canucks or the White Caps if/when they resume play.
Donation of $10 or more will get 2 entries in the draw.
Any donation over $20 will get a free large Traditional Poutine after business is back to normal.
Another way you can help the restaurant itself would be to pre-buy some gift certificates for future use when the world is back to normal and the restaurant is saved. This will provide cash flow for the operation of the restaurant. This system won't be used for the staff since we will have to exchange those GC’s, at a later date, for food. If you’re interested in buying some GC’s, please contact me directly through the contact option.
Thank you, in advance, for your generosity and if you could please share this, it would be hugely appreciated.
~Pascal Cormier~Owner/operator of La Belle Patate Vancouver