(Downtown Victoria / Jay Wallace)

Supporting local restaurants in downtown Victoria got a little easier after the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) announced it would extend its free delivery service for restaurants.

In response to the latest public health restrictions banning indoor dining, the DVBA will continue subsidizing delivery costs for downtown restaurants and their customers using the Tutti app until April 19th.

“The latest health restrictions have had a significant impact on the food and beverage sector. We are extending Downtown Delivers for restaurants to support them during this difficult period,” said Jeff Bray, DVBA Executive Director.

“Every Victorian can help by purchasing an extra takeout meal to support local restaurants and their staff.,” said Bray.

The program launched in December in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on local businesses.

The program was expanded to include meal deliveries once the DVBA and Tutti, a Victoria-based meal delivery service, determined a system to ensure restaurant members and customers would pay nothing for deliveries.

Downtown restaurants that are participating will be listed on the Tutti app located under the “DVBA Free Delivery”. They will be able to provide free delivery within 20 km (straight line distance).

Through Downtown Delivers, downtown restaurants using Tutti for delivery do not pay the usual 10 – 15% by other providers and delivery is completely free to you, the customer!

To get free meal delivery, simply download the Tutti app.

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