MIRC Fundraiser for Community Meals

As you may already know, the hospitality community in our city has been hit incredibly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our community of restaurant and bar owners know firsthand the precarious nature of our day-to-day business, but we see now—through the lens of this epidemic—that the restaurant and bar community in Milwaukee is struggling to survive.

The primary goal of MIRC is to effectively find ways to exercise legislative change to help us, our employees, and our communities through these trying times. We have applied for 501-C3 status and look forward to making impactful change in Milwaukee’s hospitality sector during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

Here is where we need immediate help:

For a few weeks now, The Tandem (1848 E. Fond du Lac Ave.) has been making ready-to- eat food for a community in desperate need of daily meal assistance. We are seeing staggeringly high numbers of guests who are not the traditional food bank clientele; i.e. wage workers who have been laid off, recently furloughed service industry professionals, and neighbors who are delivering meals to community members and families who are quarantined without supplies.

We anticipate the need will only grow larger with every passing day of this crisis.

Chef Caitlin Cullen opens The Tandem at 11am each day for service and runs out before 2-2:30pm. Her restaurant is becoming too crowded to serve as a hub for the whole city, and the demand has been so high that Chef Cullen has started asking local restaurants to cook meals as well—compensating them $5.00 per meal. It is becoming increasingly obvious that there are many people in our industry and in our communities that have become food insecure seemingly overnight and we are banding together to stave off hunger, and we need your help.

Here are some immediate plans:

1  We need to add a second site to prepare meals for pick-up on the south side of the city.
2  We want to be able to offer our restaurant partners discounted products to use for the meals.
3  We desperately need to raise $50,000.00. This will allow for 200 meals a day to begin 4/20-6/30. Not

only does this get food to people who need it, but it adds a revenue stream to restaurants that desperately need one.

Donations

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  • Jared Mallas 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $36 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
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Fundraising team (3)

Daniel Jacobs 
Organizer
Raised $3,485 from 43 donations
Milwaukee, WI
Pam Ronnei 
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
JOHN REVORD 
Team member
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