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Double-decker bus road trip includes $20,000 in donations to food pantries across Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin – EatStreet is hitting the road for the next month to expand its food delivery service statewide – and to support local food pantries that help feed more than 600,000 Wisconsinites who struggle with hunger
Beginning today, EatStreet, the Wisconsin-based food ordering and delivery company that connects consumers and restaurants online, will head out on its Haulin’ Ass for Hunger Tour to bring much-needed financial donations to food pantries in each Wisconsin city where EatStreet will be launching restaurant delivery this month.
Zigzagging the state in their customized double-decker delivery bus, EatStreet staff will volunteer time and drop off a total of $20,000 in cash donations to food pantries in Wisconsin’s largest cities, where hunger is a serious problem. The tour also will include campus visits and launch party events that let customers experience and learn about EatStreet firsthand.
“Giving back to our local communities has been a big part of EatStreet’s mission since the early days,” said Matt Howard, CEO and co-founder of EatStreet. “As we grow and expand EatStreet delivery services to other cities throughout our home state, we want to support the great organizations and people working to feed our neighbors.”
EatStreet has continued to grow rapidly over the past several years, both in Wisconsin and nationally. But the company will always have a focus on serving its home state, which is why company leaders have invested in bringing food delivery – and more jobs – to cities across Wisconsin. This expansion is expected to create 300 new jobs in Wisconsin.
“We’re so grateful for the support Wisconsin has given EatStreet since our days of operating out of our University of Wisconsin dorm room,” Howard said. “We want to be the homegrown company that brings our neighbors throughout Wisconsin exceptional restaurant selection and fast, professional delivery. And we remain committed to support those in need in our home state as well.”
The bus tour launches today in Madison with a kick-off event and donation to Goodman Community Center’s Fritz Food Pantry, where EatStreet is the biggest repeat donor, Goodman leaders said.
Beyond Madison, Milwaukee and Oshkosh, EatStreet is expanding its app-based food delivery service to Green Bay, Appleton, Eau Claire, La Crosse and Milwaukee suburbs.
“I think it’s awesome they’re taking the show on the road,” said Jon Lica, corporate giving manager at Goodman Community Center. “An ideal corporate partnership is when a company contributes financially, employees get involved as volunteers and they advocate for our cause in the community. EatStreet hits all three on the head.”