Partnership and community – two focuses in life that can be easily dismissed, but two of the most important factors to adapting and progressing during this time of unrest. It’s encouraging to see videos of people singing together from their balconies, an increase in virtual hangouts amongst people of every generation, and businesses reaching out to others in support. Focusing on self-care and our health during this time is crucial, but it is through giving, no matter the capacity, that we see positive change.
Through our business-to-business partnerships, we’ve been able to join The Botanist House and Meals on Wheels People in providing meals to Oregon’s displaced restaurant and hospitality workers and our elderly community. Inspired by the efforts of the Botanist House, who delivered more than 200 meals daily directly to doorsteps in the wake of this global pandemic, we wanted 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 House team was doing, we were motivated to help them scale the project to reach more people and increase resources.”
Now through May, a portion of the proceeds from Stoller Wine Group brands will benefit Meals on Wheels People and the Botanist House. This includes 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 Stoller Family Estate and Chehalem Winery wines for sale on its website, with a percentage of proceeds dedicated directly to this cause.
Want to help support this effort? Simply purchase any of the wines listed here and we’ll donate 30% of the proceeds to Meals On Wheels People and Botanist House to help support community members affected by this global crisis.
Photos courtesy of The Botanist House