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Grand River Raceway operators launch campaign to feed frontline workers

Helping Hungry Heroes campaign supports local businesses through purchasing gift cards for healthcare workers
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CENTRE WELLINGTON – Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS), operators of the Grand River Raceway in Elora, have announced a new campaign that supports both frontline workers and Centre Wellington businesses.

GRAS has committed $25,000 to launch Helping Hungry Heroes that provides meals to health care and front line workers through gift cards from local businesses and restaurants. 

“In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to quickly find a way to support local businesses and give back to those who are working on the front lines to keep us all safe,” said Paul Walker, president of GRAS in a press release.

The program, launching this week, will purchase gift cards for local restaurants providing take out options in Elora, Fergus, and Belwood. These will be distributed to front line workers at Groves Hospital, Wellington Terrace and to EMTs.

“This campaign provides another way to channel community spirit and support those working tirelessly on the frontlines,” the press release says.

The Rotary Club of Fergus-Elora also pledged $2,000 and Fergies Fine Foods in Fergus has donated $1,000 and offered free delivery service for this campaign. 

GRAS invites any groups or individuals who would like to add to the campaign to reach out to kgiddy@grandriverraceway.com.