Yesterday, we launched the Gift Card Program as a way for diners to bring temporary cash flow to Charlottesville restaurants to help them survive the great threat that COVID-19 poses. That threat exists not just for restaurants themselves, but also for their staff, many of whom rely on wages and gratuities just to make ends meet.
Out of concern for their staff, Ivy Inn has announced that 100% of its proceeds from the Gift Card Program will go directly to their staff. More than twenty years after coming to Charlottesville to take over Ivy Inn, Angelo and Farrell Vangelopoulos continue to be leaders in our food community. We are lucky to have them.
See Ivy Inn and the full list of restaurants in the Gift Card Program here.