Pandemic Prompts Emergency Food Drive in Greenville/Spartanburg Area

Bite Squad Food Drive

Bite Squad Food Drive

Despite a recovering economy and improving numbers on Covid-19 cases, food insecurity – caused by the pandemic – remains a major issue for millions of Americans including in the Greenville and Spartanburg area. The urgent need to help feed local families has prompted the food delivery service Bite Squad and local restaurants to launch an emergency food drive.

The popular app will collect non-perishable food donations at select restaurant partner locations in the area. Bite Squad will then deliver all the collected food items to local food banks. Food organizations have warned it may experience massive food shortages as demand has spiked during the Covid-19 crisis.

Bite Squad has partnered with these area restaurants for the food drive: Sabroso Mexican Grille – Greenville; Rosie’s Hot Dogs – Greer; Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop – Greenville; Oriental House – Greenville; Arnold’s – Piedmont; Groucho’s Deli – Spartanburg; Crave Coffee – Greenville. Some restaurants have also adjusted their menus to offer deep discounts on some of your favorite foods resulting in cheaper prices for your meal and savings going to those in need.

Items can be dropped off in the donation bins at each participating restaurant for the next two weeks, during their regular business hours.

The most-needed food bank items include proteins (canned tuna, dried or canned beans, soup, peanut butter), grains (high-fiber cereal, oatmeal, pasta, rice), canned fruits and vegetables, and bottled water.

Bite Squad, along with Waitr and Delivery Dudes, connect local restaurants to grocery stores to diners in underserved U.S. markets. Together, they are a convenient way to discover, order and receive great food from local restaurants, national chains and grocery stores. As of March 31, 2020, Waitr, Bite Squad and Delivery Dudes operate in small and medium sized markets in the United States in over 800 cities.

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