Road to Recovery: Pandemic inspires idea to connect local vendors with consumers


On this week’s segment of Road to Recovery with Douglas Magazine, CHEK’s Hannah Lepine chats with Brenden Fatt, the co-founder of Doorway Drop.

Doorway Drop is a Victoria, B.C.-based grocery retailer that services Vancouver Island and the Metro Vancouver area.

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, Brenden found himself suddenly doing all the grocery shopping while his wife, Tess Fatt, an RN who was spending longer than normal days in the hospital, tried to safely stay out of public areas. As with many during the pandemic, Brenden also found himself picking up and delivering groceries for family and friends who were trying to stay home or self-isolating.

Brenden and Tess thought “what if there are other people out there who don’t have anyone to help them out during this time? How could we help people stay home to avoid risk and those huge lines?”

Low and behold, Doorway Drop was created in April 2020.

Brenden talks more about how the idea came to life and how they’re enabling customers to shop local.

Road to Recovery is done in partnership with Douglas Magazine.

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