Woah! What a month! Dispatch Goods' COVID Update
Hello Dispatch Goods Supporters!
I hope everyone is safe and healthy. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the community that has supported us, both locally and from a distance, during these trying times.
I'd like to address how we are coping with COVID-19 and the future as we see it.
As we described, our business model first catered to B2B customers, specifically large companies without cafeterias whose employees could request our containers at local restaurants. Now that companies have moved to work-from-home arrangements and many of our downtown restaurant partners are shuttered, we've had to quickly adapt.
As a mission driven company, our first inclination was to see if any of our resources could be used to help. We have a commercial dishwashing facility, a van, experience with logistics, and a team of amazing, kindhearted people. We simultaneously noticed that there were few to no cleaning products on the shelf, including hand sanitizer. We sprung into action, working with Seven Stills Distillery to produce hand sanitizer and cleaning products for essential employees, at risk communities, and community members who needed them. We collected hundreds of empty containers from the community (staying true to our zero-waste mission), washed them at our facility, and filled with cleaning products set for delivery to those in need. We named this initiative Project Clean: http://dispatchgoods.com/project-clean
We simultaneously have seen a huge opportunity in food delivery; both grocery delivery and 3rd party food delivery are on the rise, and we are excited to soon announce a partnership with a local pizza chain. We will soon be launching a "Zero Waste Pizza Club," where consumers can receive delicious, locally crafted pizza delivery in Dispatch reusable containers. During the next delivery, we will swap out the boxes.
While the chronology of our business model has changed, our mission has not. We continue to live our truth of changing the way we consume as a society, and we appreciate all you have done to support that mission. We appreciate every single member of the Dispatch Goods' team, including you.
Stay safe, well, and let's continue to create a more beautiful & sustainable future for generations to come.
With love and gratitude,
Lindsey + The AMAZING Dispatch Goods Team