937 Delivers halting food delivery service

DAYTON — After less than a year of business, 937 Delivers says they are stopping their food delivery service immediately.

The local food delivery service was a restaurant- and employee-owned food delivery cooperative that came together after restaurant owners and employees struggled to keep their doors open during the pandemic.

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In a message posted to social media, organizers of the co-op said, “937 Delivers was created and designed as a pandemic response, but now this response is not what our restaurants and workers need.”

Organizers said as the 14 participating restaurants started to open back up in the Spring and Summer of this year, it left the co-op with reduced staff and lower sales, causing the co-op to make the decision to stop deliveries.

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While delivery services have stopped, organizers kept the door open for a possible return in the future. Their message said they “will be taking time to explore better systems and models that speak more to the current needs of our local restaurants and our employees.”

Organizers said they were proud of the amount of meals they were able to deliver and thanked their loyal customers for their support.