TruLocal Equal Opportunity Grant

A few weeks ago, TruLocal offered a $10K grant for Canadian small businesses founded by black individuals. In an update today they announced the grant has doubled!

As a Black-owned and led business, we feel it’s more important now than ever to stand up against injustice, and use our platform and resources to help elevate Black individuals and communities. A week and a half ago, we announced the $10,000 truLOCAL Equal Opportunity Grant, to provide two $5000 grants to small Black-owned businesses to help them grow and thrive.

This week, we got some exciting news. Our friends at Shipper Bee loved the idea – and they committed to matching our contribution. The truLOCAL Equal Opportunity Business Grant now has $20,000 to invest in four $5000 business grants to Black founders.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to create this incredible opportunity for Black small business owners – we know we couldn’t have gotten to where we are today if we hadn’t received support from our friends, families, customers, and communities. Sound like you? Applications are open until June 26th! If you know any Black-owned businesses or Black founders who might benefit from one of these grants, please share the good news with them.

– the truLOCAL team

I shared with you how impressed I have been with TruLocal from the start and have been ordering meat from them for over a year now. I am now even more impressed, just sorry I didn’t think of sharing this sooner.

With the Black Lives Matter movement so important worldwide, this initiative is a wonderful idea. Hopefully more companies (and celebrities, business moguls etc) will rise to the occasion and follow suit.

Don’t delay, apply today!

Buy Local, Support Small Business

As a small business owner myself, I am all for supporting and promoting local entrepreneurs. When you buy local, from growers, artisans or crafters alike, you are investing into the economy of your own community. That’s healthier on so many levels.

TruLOCAL is such a business delivering their local meat products anywhere in Ontario. Your chosen products arrive frozen in airtight packages, packed with dry ice to keep the contents cold for many hours. That means it can sit on your step until you get home. You also receive an email notification of when it will arrive.

I have received several shipments now and must say, I love the products and the ease of ordering online. You can easily change the frequency and size of your order as well as the products in each order. There are so many items to choose from. Each order is based on a point system, you simply fill your order until your “box” is full. For example, with BBQ season coming soon (I hope) I will be ordering more steaks and fewer roasts.

The best part? Their meat products come from locally raised, free run and grass-fed animals, that are free of hormones and antibiotics. In this era of heightened awareness, these qualities cannot be ignored. Sustainable foods are popular today, cows raised in pastures instead of feedlots turn out healthier, tastier meat with more vitamins and minerals.

If I have convinced you to buy local with TruLOCAL, use my referral code of
TRULOCAL2097 to earn us both free products!

TruLocal: Customized Meat Delivery Service

Recently I have become acquainted with the TruLocal program that sells local, organic meat delivered (fast and free) to your Ontario home.  I first heard of it on Dragon’s Den, then was reminded of it when I saw an ad on Facebook.  The meat contains no hormones and no antibiotics.   Unlike other companies that offer home delivery of grocery items, you select only the meat you want (will use).  I tried other food services years ago but found I was always forced to add items I did not want to my package.

TruLocal Meat

Using a point value system, TruLocal lets you customize your order with a total of 20 points per box.  Each item is individually wrapped, the meat is packed in a Styrofoam box and shipped in dry ice via FedEx right to your door, usually the very next day.

There are lots of cuts and kinds of meat to choose from including chicken, turkey, beef, salmon and more…

If your family loves meat and you love the idea of buying organic, local products, this may be the program for you!  So far I love the products, the convenience, and the knowledge I am supporting local farmers that promote humane, sustainable, and environmentally friendly standards.