"It's On Us Corvallis, to nourish and support each other.
The concept: 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.
More information: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org."