During times like these, our strategic partnership efforts are even more important, especially when they benefit our communities that are impacted the most….
Stoller Wine Group has joined forces with the Botanist House and Meals On Wheels People of Portland to help deliver meals to Oregon’s displaced restaurant and hospitality workers and elderly community in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 18, Matt Davidson, co-founder and owner of the Botanist House announced they would offer free and reduced-cost meals to service industry professionals financially impacted by the novel coronavirus outbreak. Davidson’s team is focusing on serving individuals and families who have been laid off, had their businesses temporarily shut down, or are experiencing a significant reduction in business. Five days later, the Stoller Wine Group offered to help amplify the Botanist House’s efforts by facilizing a strategic partnership with Meals on Wheels People, and Oregon distributor Young’s Market Company.
“Seemingly overnight we watched our restaurant and hospitality partners lose what were otherwise-stable jobs,” said Gary Mortensen, president of the Stoller Wine Group. “Supporting our community is a huge part of our mission and our B Corp values. As soon as we heard about what the Botanist team was doing, we were motivated to help them scale the project to reach more people and increase resources.”
“We are proud to be a part of this collaboration,” said Meals on Wheels People Chief Development Officer Tony Staser. “If we can lend our expertise to Botanist House to assist with the production of meals and a delivery system for those impacted in the restaurant industry, we are happy to do so.”
How to Support: Super easy! For all of April and May, a portion of the proceeds from Stoller Wine Group brands will benefit Meals on Wheels People and the Botanist House. This will include grocery store sales of Stoller Family Estate, Chehalem Winery, Chemistry, and Canned Oregon wines throughout Oregon.
Additionally, the Stoller Wine Group has selected a special assortment of Chehalem Winery and Stoller Family Estate wines for sale on its website, with a percentage of proceeds dedicated to this cause. You can also reach a Chehalem team member for help with placing your order, email or call Michelle Fritts at 503.250.3013.
To hear the story of how this collaboration came together, listen to the Podcast: The Voice of Wine, Vintage, with Brian Bushlach. Available on the following apps:
In this episode, Stoller Wine Group President Gary Mortensen, Botanist House Owner & Co-Founder Matt Davidson, and Meals on Wheels Chief Development Officer Tony Staser join Brian to share their massive effort to serve those who serve us.