CHICAGO (CBS)– Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined Jewel-Osco and community partners to announce new support for small businesses in the city.
The Together Now fund, is an effort to rebuild local businesses in Chicago neighborhoods. The fund provides support to nonprofits and small businesses that have been damaged during looting incidents or impacted by the pandemic, Lightfoot said.READ MORE: Fire Department Investigates 2 Fires That Left People Dead Overnight
Lightfoot said Jewel-Osco made a $1 million donation to the Together Now Fund and will allow customers to make donations during checkout at area stores.READ MORE: At Bond Hearing For Man Authorities Say Was With Him, Prosecutors Say 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Had Gun In Hand When He Was Fatally Shot By Police
Lightfoot said “Chicago businesses will be able to address the critical obstacles” through the fund as the city enters Phase 3.
“Getting out businesses back on their feet is vital,” Lightfoot said.MORE NEWS: British Cooking School Life Kitchen Launches Cookbook For Those Who Have Lost Smell, Taste Due To COVID-19
Information is available on the Chicago Community Trust website.