McCue Engineering Contractors have started an initiative to give back to the community and support local businesses in need.
The Delta-based company recently introduced a new initiative to boost team morale and support local restaurants in our communities during COVID-19: Local Chew with McCue!
Through the Local Chew initiative, McCue bought staff members a takeout meal from a restaurant in their neighbourhood so that they could stay safe – and well-fed – while supporting local restaurants since new Public Health Orders mandated that dining move to outdoors, takeout, or delivery options while case numbers remain high.
McCue said supporting local restaurants is essential to helping our communities stay resilient through the pandemic. Small businesses are essential to the economy and to the unique culture of our neighbourhoods, but many have struggled to stay afloat during COVID-19. Restaurants have been particularly affected because the increased risk factor of dining out has required stringent safety measures.
Getting takeout can be a great way to support these small businesses while staying safe, and it’s always nice to have a break from cooking!
“It’s great for employee morale and helps businesses who have been hit hardest by the pandemic.” said president and CEO, Chris McCue. “Vancouver and B.C. in general are known for their great ‘Foodie Culture.’ A lot of it is thanks to our multicultural and diverse communities. We are lucky to experience some of the world’s most amazing cuisines in our local neighborhoods.”
As well as having great reception from the staff who participated, this initiative was also popular on McCue’s social media pages where other community members showed their support.McCue would like to challenge other businesses less affected by the pandemic to participate in their own Local Chew initiative. This simple act can help boost team morale while supporting those who may be struggling more during this time. Many small businesses are owned and operated by locals, so programs like this directly support the people in our communities.