EMS Sponsors the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s “Market at Home”

EMS Sponsors the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s “Market at Home”

Electronic Merchant Systems proudly serves thousands of merchants in the United States thanks to our offices and agents across the country. It is wonderful working in big cities like Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago, but our hometown is particularly special to us. Cleveland, Ohio is home to EMS corporate headquarters, and we are so proud to be a part of the CLE!

We love our Northeast Ohio community, and believe it is important to demonstrate that love by giving back. That is why we proudly partner with and support many local charitable organizations that serve the people in our community.

One of these local organizations is the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. The Food Bank has always done incredible work for hungry individuals and families in our community. However, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Bank took their service and support of the community to the next level.

The pandemic sent our Greater Cleveland communities into a spiral, seemingly overnight. Many people found themselves unexpectedly out of work, schools closed indefinitely, and even doggy daycares were shut down. Many individuals and families suddenly found themselves on the long wait list for unemployment benefits and unsure of where their next meals would come from. Despite the challenges and public health concerns gripping the nation, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank never stopped pursuing their mission, which is “to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.”

We are so proud to serve, sponsor, and support this outstanding organization.

Would you like to get involved? While the Food Bank is not accepting outside volunteers at this time, they are hosting an upcoming virtual event that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home!

The event, Market at Home, is a socially-distant spin on the Food Bank’s typical annual event, Market at the Food Bank.

Market at Home will be held June 22-26, 2020. It is a week-long event to give back to the restaurants who have generously and loyally supported the Food Bank. Each night, the event will go live via Facebook from a different location. Anyone who logs on to the live event will be encouraged to dine-in or order carry-out from one of the many restaurants the Food Bank is highlighting. Participants can also join in a fabulous raffle featuring participating restaurants; learn how to make a new summer drink or meal, and more. During the event, the Food Bank will also share updates about their COVID-19 response efforts.

EMS is participating in this year’s event as a Nurturer sponsor. Here are some ways you can get involved:

Grab Some Grub
Dine-in or take-out from participating restaurants throughout the week.

Tune-in LIVE
Join the Food Bank each night on Facebook LIVE.

Share Your Support
Use #WeFeedCLE to show how you are celebrating Market at Home and help spread the word. 

Take a Chance
Purchase raffle tickets for multiple chances to win $100 restaurant gift cards throughout the week. Winners will be drawn live each night.

 

Click here to learn more about the event and view the list of restaurants and beverage purveyors to support with the hashtag #WeFeedCLE.