WINDSOR, ON., February 9, 2021 – Food Delivery Platform Jubzi Inc. has helped provide more than 1,500 free meals to a Windsor homeless shelter in its first month of operation, with many more on the way.
Instead of paying a fee for Jubzi’s services, restaurants donate five per cent of each order’s price directly to the Downtown Mission Homeless Shelter.
Jubzi, originally conceived through a partnership between restaurateur Thanos Zikantas and the shelter’s director, Ron Dunn, works with restaurants to provide them with a means to deliver their food without having to rely on the costly services of mainstream food-delivery platforms.
A client of WEtech Alliance, Jubzi is part of a growing trend of businesses leading with a social purpose. “We’ve seen major shifts across our client portfolio, to help main street business tackle this new reality through technology,” said Adam Castle, Director of Venture Services for WEtech Alliance. “Clients like Jubzi are seeing opportunities to build new products with social impact in mind, the idea that for every order, it helps to “feed” customers, delivery drivers, entrepreneurs, and our cities most vulnerable is such an exciting multi-win situation.”
“The community’s response has been overwhelming,” says Zikantas. “Restaurants are joining the Jubzi family daily, and this collaboration is producing great results. In just five weeks, Jubzi has processed over $100,000 in orders, and has saved restaurants over $25,000 in commissions which would otherwise have to pay with national apps. It is clear that Windsor is community-driven and I am so happy that we are making a difference together.”
With local restaurants struggling to survive the fallout of the pandemic, Jubzi has provided a reprieve from the almost year-long battle to keep their doors open. Restaurants that were previously worried about surrendering their delivery rights to third-party apps have embraced Jubzi. Mamo Burger Bar, Bubi’s Awesome Eats, and Vito’s Pizzeria are only a few of the iconic Windsor restaurants that now offer delivery across the city.
Jubzi benefits everyone involved in each transaction, but above all the company helps feed the homeless. Each meal purchased directly benefits Windsor’s Downtown Mission homeless shelter.
Rev. Dunn, director of the Downtown Mission, says the “Mission is proud to be a member of the Jubzi family. As the recipient of the donation on each order in Windsor-Essex and Pelee, we are so grateful to be able to provide more than 1,500 hot meals in our first 40 days with Jubzi.”
By ordering food through Jubzi — a food delivery service with a cause — Windsor has been supporting the homeless in a whole new way.
About Jubzi Inc.:
Jubzi Inc. is a Windsor-based tech startup with a cause. They connect restaurants to customers by providing affordable food delivery options while also supporting the homeless population. 5% of every Jubzi order is donated to provide free meals at the Windsor Downtown Mission. www.jubzi.com