Apr. 13—Geisinger partnered with eight local chambers of commerce to launch Meals in Spring and give back to restaurants hit hard by the pandemic.
As part of the program, more than 23,000 Geisinger employees can redeem a $10 meal voucher at more than 250 restaurants across 12 counties through June 30.
"Our local chambers of commerce were among the first organizations that came to us during the early days of the pandemic offering help," said John Grabusky, senior director of community relations. "They collected N95 masks and gloves, organized sewing groups for homemade masks and they were behind many donations of pizzas, sandwiches, coffees and snacks that started to flow into our facilities.
"Now, it's our turn to help them by supporting our local restaurants with Meals in Spring."
Studies have shown that for every $100 spent at locally owned businesses, $68 stays within the community. By patronizing local restaurants, Geisinger employees are contributing to the local economy, which benefits their friends, neighbors, school districts and nonprofit organizations in their communities.
Participating chambers of commerce are Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce, Greater Wyoming Chamber of Commerce, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce, Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce, Clinton County Economic Partnership & Visitors Bureau and Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.