The COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, pandemic has caused massive job layoffs and an economic fallout that has hit many communities hard. Because of new social distancing and quarantine restrictions, many have looked to grocery delivery services to avoid big crowds during the public health crisis. For one couple, these new rules provided a chance to team up with local Black-owned grocery stores in the Atlanta area to create a delivery service to help reach their customers.
Rhandi and Jonathan Altidor are the founders The Better Buggy, a grocery delivery service that connects users with Black-owned farms and food suppliers in their Atlanta community. The idea came about after the couple saw the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on local businesses. The two educators created the business while in quarantine to help out those in the community as well as local Black grocers. The same-day delivery service connects with farms and suppliers to supply fresh groceries, including vegan and organic options. www.thebetterbuggy.com