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    Madison Eats 2020-2021 – How it Started How it’s Going

    May 11 2021

    Update from Otehlia and Madison Eats Food Tours

    Hello!

    I wanted to share with you all a little bit of what we’ve been up to and where we’re going in 2020-2021. You can see the video synopsis here.
    This past year we launched a sub-part of our business called Madison trEats. Through our partnership with Christine’s Kitchens we were able to deliver meals to many people in our community. I am so grateful to have been able to expand our business in this way!
    Over the past year, we have:
    • Put $42,000 in sales back into our community with your purchases
    • Worked with 60 locally-owned small businesses
    • 30 of those businesses are owned by people of color
    • 13 businesses are Black owned

    I am really proud of those numbers, but more than that I’m grateful for the partnerships and relationships that we were able to establish with some amazing people since launching Madison trEats. I’ve met so many amazing people and business owners that I would never have had the opportunity to work with had we not launched Madison trEats. I’m proud to have worked with those amazing businesses, proud of my team, and so thankful for the community support.

    We are going to be scaling back on Madison trEats and will continue to offer them periodically. I’m looking forward to fostering and maintaining those partnerships and relationships as we move forward into 2021 and beyond.
    Many of you are asking – when are we bringing walking tours back? At the moment, we are patiently waiting on restaurants to be able to safely host us. Many restaurants are still recovering from this tumultuous year and we are so looking forward to hosting guests again safely! Thank you to each and every one of you for supporting us; from social media follows and messages, gift certificates ( both buying them and holding on to them until we started tours again), and buying trEats bags. It has meant a lot to us and brought hope through this past year. I am looking toward a bright future and seeing you all in person, but until then, stay safe, have fun, and we’ll see you on the road!
    In gratitude,
    Otehlia
    Otehlia Cassidy stands in front of the WI State Capitol.

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