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Blog · August 11, 2020

Puget Sound Business Journal Names Gourmondo a Covid Relief Champion

Each year, the Puget Sound Business Journal recognizes companies that give back to their communities and inspire real change. But it has been an unusual year for philanthropy as business leaders have coming together to support those hit hardest by the pandemic.

To reflect the uniqueness of the times, the Puget Sound Business Journal recognized a new group of honorees, the Covid Relief Champions, which includes five businesses or groups that have stepped up to provide emergency funds and goods to people and businesses in need amid Covid-19.

Gourmondo Co and our Founder Alissa Leinonen are honored to have been awarded the Covid Relief Champions – Corporate Citizenship award for our partnership with Amazon to make and deliver meals to seniors and people with living with disabilities through the Seattle and King County Housing Authorities; as well as the 200,000+ meals we’ve provided throughout our community, including frontline workers, youth and families experiencing homelessness, and school children, to name a few.

“I am a fourth generation Seattleite and love my city and community. Having this opportunity to serve some of the more vulnerable people in our community, particularly the elderly who have fewer resources for food, has been profoundly impactful and has given all of us at Gourmondo a sense of purpose during these difficult times.

What I’ve learned in this pandemic is that money comes and goes, but what is really important is this moment- how we show up and how we define ourselves. We want to do our part; we want to look back and know we were committed to supporting our community with great partners and vendors by our side,” said Leinonen.

Thank you to the Puget Sound Business Journal for all that you do to keep our business community connected and engaged! #wegotthisseattle