Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC, a federal contractor headquartered in the DC Metro region and with offices in multiple locations nationwide, today launched an initiative to help support local businesses impacted by the pandemic. Starting now, Harmonia is offering each of its nearly 400 employees $40 each week to order food, either for delivery or takeout, from their favorite local restaurant.
Pallabi Saboo, CEO of Harmonia said: “We have been very fortunate thus far. We are a federal contractor and all of our agency clients have allowed us to continue performing our work via telework. The impact to our business is thus minimal and it would be unconscionable of us to not do something to help our local small businesses. This program is a way to give our employees a weekly break from cooking at home, while at the same time supporting their respective local communities.”
Harmonia has set the program up through Grubhub, a national food delivery/order for takeout service. Grubhub has set up accounts for each employee with an initial $40 credit that will be paid for by Harmonia. Harmonia will top up the credit to $40 every week and expects to do this for at least the next four weeks. Harmonia will also pay any fees associated with the accounts and orders so each employee can spend the full $40 at their favorite local joint each week.
“We realize not all of our employees may be comfortable ordering food for takeout or delivery, and that is their choice. Our hope is that most of our employees will avail themselves of this program. More importantly, we hope that other companies who have not been impacted will follow our lead. This could be a great way to pump some money back into our local economies.” said Dr. Marc Abrams, Co-Founder, and CTO for Harmonia.
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