Good things can come from the COVID crisis, as hard as that might be to believe.

We're seeing heroism from front-line essential workers like health care professionals, delivery drivers, customer service professionals, retail workers, and more.

And we're seeing other people finding creative ways to help out, like It's On Us Corvallis. IOU Corvallis is the perfect marriage of people who want to help, restaurants who want to serve food, and folks who need nutritious meals.

By connecting a crowd-funding platform with local restaurants and hungry people, IOU Corvallis is helping people not only get good meals, it's helping restaurants find new customers and people stay employed.

In their own words, here's how it works:

  • Local Restaurants commit to serving a set number of community meals on a set date.
  • IOU Corvallis pays the restaurant full price for the meals.
  • IOU Corvallis and Dial-a-bus take care of the delivery.
  • The community donates the funds for community meals.
  • Community meals are enjoyed by anyone, no questions asked!

To learn more, have a listen to the podcast with the three women of IOU Corvallis, Aliza Tuttle, Ashley Relf, and Elizabeth Jones, speaking with Gennev's Director of Health Coaching, Stasi Kasianchuk. If you prefer to watch the conversation, you can view it on the Gennev YouTube channel


If you're doing something you'd like to tell us about, or if you know someone doing something you'd like to bring attention to, we welcome you to post it on our Community Forums


Gennev Staff

May 27, 2020

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