#LunchBoxChallenge – COVID support initiative for construction
Scott Construction in BC, launched the Lunchbox Challenge in appreciation for front-line site staff and to support local restaurants struggling in response to COVID-19.
The initiative has come to Ontario and will be launched on May 20 at Scott’s Bronte Medical Centre job site in Milton. Scott is looking for your support and assistance in spreading the word on the initiative throughout Ontario. Various BC construction associations were instrumental in generating participation throughout the province, resulting in literally thousands of lunches purchased from struggling businesses and served to hard-working staff.
Below is the letter from Scott announcing the program.
In an effort to show our appreciation for front-line site staff and our support for local restaurants struggling in response to COVID-19 restrictions, we issued the #LunchBoxChallenge to the BC construction industry and received an overwhelming response.
On Wednesday, May 20, Scott Superintendent Blair Robertson will be launching the initiative from our Bronte Medical Centre job site in Milton, ON, safely serving a physically distanced lunch from a local restaurant to the entire site team. We will then issue the challenge to Gillam Group, via social media. Craig Lesurf has already graciously accepted the challenge and is ready to go with his own #LunchBoxChallenge shortly thereafter. The challenge will gain momentum much like the popular Ice Bucket Challenge of years past, with more challenges issued at each lunch served.
We would be very grateful for your support and assistance in spreading the word on the initiative throughout Ontario. Various BC construction associations were instrumental in generating participation throughout the province, resulting in literally thousands of lunches purchased from struggling businesses and served to hard working staff (and it’s still going strong!). We certainly couldn’t have done it without them and would truly appreciate your involvement.
Our first priority is for safe participation, so we have prepared some guidance we hope all organizations will implement to protect site staff:
· Order lunches that can be individually contained such as wrapped sandwiches or boxed meals – do not order family-style meals that require individuals to serve themselves from large containers;
· Ask restaurants to include any condiments, cutlery, and napkins in the individually packed lunches – do not share condiment bottles or napkin stacks;
· Maintain physical distancing while individuals collect their meals – six feet apart at all times; and
· Sanitize common surfaces before food is delivered and as needed during distribution to reduce potential cross-contamination.
I would be happy to tell you more and answer any questions you may have about #LunchBoxChallenge! We also have multiple photos we could share that demonstrate how we served large numbers safely – all are posted to our social media as well.
I look forward to speaking with you about #LunchBoxChallenge!