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Jordan R
616 South Ave
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the project

We plan to utilize our Revival Chili food truck to provide complimentary hot meals to area front-line workers and first responders (medical facilities, hospitals, police stations, fire departments, etc.) as a show of support and appreciation for those working in often high risk, life-sustaining industries. 

Since the inception of the Revival brand, we have been committed to hiring individuals with barriers to employment, making our employees especially vulnerable to the economic consequences of COVID-19. To combat this and to prevent having to lay off our close-knit family of employees, we have developed a new initiative to help us survive these trying times for the restaurant industry while helping others in the process.

the steps

We had our first Revival Relief event on 4/9/20 for the Wilkinsburg Borough. We already have plans in place to deliver food at surrounding hospitals. On 4/22, 4/23 and 4/29 we will be providing food for different departments at UPMC Passavant. We are in discussions with other hospitals and will continue lining up deliveries as donations come in!

why we're doing it

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Revival Chili and Nancy’s Revival have implemented the PA & CDC guidelines of social distancing and remains open for pickup and delivery orders. In order to uphold a positive approach, we have made every effort to maintain our employee base however the pandemic has put a strain on our resources to stay financially stable through this difficult time.

Please consider sponsoring our food truck to support these community heroes while helping Revival employees survive in the process. We sincerely appreciate the love and support being shared amongst our community in these trying but hopeful times.


Disbursed budget:

 7,390.26 - payment for employees, 4,500 - food cost, 1,000 - admin expenses.

TOTAL RAISED = $13,117.00 $13,117.00
ioby Platform Fee waived $35.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived $654.10
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $226.74 $225.69
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $12,890.26 $12,202.21

original budget:

$10,500 - payment for employees

$8,000 - cost of food

$1,500 - administrative expenses (gas, propane, food containers, etc.)

ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $619
TOTAL TO RAISE = $20,619


Video Update

Just finished up the latest update with a new video! Over 1400 meals delivered so far and still more to come. Thank everyone so much for the support. You can find the video here and we HIGHLY recommend checking it out for all the good feels :)

Week Three

It's been another great week of deliveries so far! About 250 delivered on Wednesday and Thursday and we are already preparing another one for today of over 100 meals. Thank you all so much for helping us make this happen. It's been amazing to see the joy we can bring to these peoples lives with a bowl of chili during this difficult time :)

Second Week of Deliveries

We've had a wonderful second week of deliveries so far. Did our final one at UPMC Passavant with 75 meals to the EVF department on Wednesday, took the food truck to two different locations for the East Liberty Family Health Care Center serving over 50 workers and local residents today (Thursday), and will be delivering 150 prepackaged meals to UPMC McKeesport on Friday! We'd have to say that's a pretty good week :D

We also have over 300 meals scheduled for delivery next week which we couldn't be more excited about. Again, we thank you all so much for the support and will continue delivering meals to front line workers for as long as we can!

First Deliveries!

Just dropped our first two prepackaged deliveries yesterday and today at UPMC Passavant! Over one hundred meals delivered and that's just the start. We have two more deliveries lined up for next week for over 200 meals and another one in the pipeline. 

Thank you all SO MUCH, we greatly appreciate all the donations that have come in so far. You all are amazing! We definitely have a lot of food we have to deliver to keep up but we promise to make it happen :)


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