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Republic Services initiative helps front line workers, families, local businesses

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Republic Services has launched “Committed to Serve,” an initiative to recognize its front line employees in the field, their families, and small business customers in our local communities.

Beginning late March, Republic Services has been providing a weekly meal and a weekly dinner to their frontline employees and their families. In addition, the frontline employees are receiving $100 gift cards bi-weekly ($400 per employee) to be spent locally.

All meals are being purchased from local, small businesses to help support Republic Services’ customers and the communities it serves.

In Central Oregon, Republic Services is providing meals for 115 employees per week. To date, over $6,000 has been spent with local restaurants including Baldy’s BBQ, New York City Subs, Westside Taco Co., Bend Burger Company, Dad’s Place, Tastee Treet, and Valentine’s Deli.

“Small businesses are often hit the hardest during times of uncertainty. The ‘Committed to Serve’ initiative is a gesture of support for both our employees and our local small businesses, many of whom are our customers,” said Kirstin Steiner, General Manager with Republic Services. “The reaction from small business owners and employees has been pure appreciation. Additionally, our employees feel a sense of pride being able to give back to the local communities we serve.”

For more information, contact 541.213.9672.

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