March 31, 2020 — Lynchburg, VA — Apocalypse Ale Works is teaming up with Sysco, Hill City Homebrew Club, and Digital Minerva for “Apocalypse Helps,” a food bank resource to support restaurant workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
The food bank will be open at Apocalypse Ale Work’s tap room 1257 Burnbridge Rd. starting Tuesday, April 7th, during the hours of 1-6pm, Tuesday-Sunday. A variety of non-perishable items donated by Sysco and community members will be available. Participants are asked to show their most recent pay stub to confirm eligibility. Responsible sanitation and social distancing measures will be followed at all times.
“Apocalypse Helps is intended to provide tangible support to restaurant workers in these times of need. We still don’t know the totality of the economic fallout from COVID-19, but what we do know is many of our friends, particularly the restaurant industry are suffering. Hundreds of industry workers in our area have suddenly found themselves without income. This is a little step, but something as simple as providing some groceries can go a long way for our community. We are excited to find such generous partners in Sysco Foods, Hill City Homebrew Club, and Digital Minerva,” said , owner of Apocalypse Ale Works.
Restaurant workers can learn more at www.apocalypsehelps.com. The website was created and is being hosted and maintained by Digital Minerva, an agency who donated their services to the program.
The food bank will only be available to restaurant industry workers. Participation is not limited to Lynchburg residents and all restaurant workers are welcome. If you are traveling from a long distance, please call the tap room at (434) 444-4205 to confirm availability before making the trip. Participants are asked to avoid stockpiling and take only what they immediately need, and are recommended to bring a reusable shopping bag and take no more than will fit inside. The program will last as long as it can safely continue to operate and items are available.
Apocalypse is also accepting both shelf-stable food and monetary donations to support this program, as well as volunteers. You can learn more about how you can help at apocalypsehelps.com. Apocalypse’s tap room will remain open to the general public for to-go beer and merchandise purchases.