Hours & FAQs
Hours for pickup
UPDATE 5/1/2020 – Bear Chase’s tap room will next be open for food pickups Thursday, May 7th from 12 noon until food runs out.
Anyone who has a recent pay stub from a restaurant is encouraged to stop during these hours and take what they need.
The Bear Chase Tap Room will remain open to the general public for discounted to-go beer sales during the same hours.
We will be practicing social distancing and following CDC recommendations for maintaining a safe facility. If you are sick, please visit us another time.
Who is eligible to receive donations?
Is this limited to restaurant workers in Bluemont?
What will be available?
How much can I take?
How long will the program last?
I'm not in the restaurant Industry, can I still help?
spread the word
Share our page on social media and make sure people who are in need of help know about Bear Chase Helps.
Donations are graciously accepted. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at Bear Chase Brewing and monetary donations are welcome at our GoFundMe page. All donations will benefit restaurant workers directly.
Take what you need
Bear Chase Helps provides shelf-stable food to make this uncertain time a little more manageable for you and your family
Concept & Mission
Bear Chase Helps is a partnership between Bear Chase Brewing Company, Pale Fire Brewing Co, Sysco Foods, and Digital Minerva. Our goal is to help people in the restaurant industry with direct support by supplying food products, free of charge.
The restaurant industry has been decimated by the COVID-19 virus and our country’s need to close or restrict public gathering spaces. Hundreds of restaurant workers in Harrisonburg and the surrounding area have been laid off with no idea of when they will be able to return to work. This means, for many, a total loss of income with little warning.
Bear Chase Brewing Comapny has a large, tasting room with open air patio which, like other breweries, is presently closed to the public. We have put that space to work as a pickup location for food items generously donated by Sysco Foods. Anyone in the restaurant industry is welcome to stop by our space and pick up shelf stable food items for themselves and their families in this time of need.
Digital Minerva has donated their services through the creation, hosting maintenance and ongoing updates of this website which provides up to date information to those in need.
Responsible sanitation and social distancing measures will be followed at all times.
Become a donor
April 2, 2020 — Bluemont, VA — Bear Chase Brewing Company is teaming up with Sysco, Pale Fire Brewing and Digital Minerva for “Bear Chase Helps”, a food bank resource to support restaurant workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Bear Chase is honored to have an...
Make a Donation
Sign up for a shift to help prepare donations and greet guests as they visit the tap room.