Urban Meyer, Corso Ventures, Make-A-Day Foundation & More Team Up to Provide Free Meals
The Make-A-Day Foundation is teaming up with OSU Coach Urban Meyer, Corso Ventures, Peerless Management and more community partners to help feed some of the city’s most vulnerable populations during the coronavirus pandemic.
Doing Better Together plans to offer up to 20,000 free meals to families and children facing hardships because of the pandemic.
“We are calling on Buckeye Nation to help meet our goal to provide 20,000 meals and support Make-A-Day Foundation’s outreach and advocacy efforts for our neighbors in financial distress,” Meyer says.
Founded in 2017, the non-profit Make-A-Day Foundation focuses on homelessness outreach and awareness of poverty-related issues. Since its inception, the organization has provided 20,000 plus meals, more than 2,000 haircuts, shampoos and shaves, as well as seasonally-appropriate clothing to Columbus’ homeless and financially distressed.
“This is a challenging time, which is an opportunity for us to give bigger,” says Make-A-Day Co-Founder Kyle Barger.
As of Monday, April 27, Doing Better Together has raised just over $69,000 of its $100,000 goal. Supporters can donate with no reward, or donate and receive gift cards and other perks from local organizations. Perks range from $15 – a free Raising Canes combo or a Corso Ventures pizza – to $1,000 – an autographed Urban Meyer football, two tickets to a meet-and-greet with Urban Meyer, Braxton Miller, Cardale Jones and JT Barrett at Urban Meyer’s Pint House, including food, and two Urban Meyer’s Pint House t-shirts.
More details will be released soon on how the free meals will be distributed. Individuals can also sign up to volunteer or support the effort through in-kind donations to subsidize meal costs and production.
“Everyday, we see folks hurting in our community, especially as we struggle through these difficult times,” says Chris Corso of Corso Ventures. “We must never forget about neighbors who are homeless, hungry or in financial distress, especially now.”
For more information, visit doingbettertogether.org.