New delivery service donates to Habitat for Humanity

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Panama City’s new food delivery service, Bite Squad, presented a $5,000 check to the Bay County Habitat for Humanity Tuesday.

The check was a promise Bite Squad made when they debuted in Panama City last month, pledging to donate 10 percent of the market’s sales in its first month.

Due to its success in its opening month, the on-demand restaurant delivery service was able to present a check in the full amount of $5,000 at a ceremony at 847 Mulberry Avenue in Panama City, which is one of Habitat’s current job sites.

Jarod Bates and Jerry Underwood, Market Managers for Bite Squad – along with two drivers, Laura Schoonover, and Bill Kloss, presented the money to Lance Rettig, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Bay County, and his staff.

The donated funds will be used to assist Habitat for Humanity in their mission of repairing Hurricane Michael-related damage at 50 area property locations.

“We are happy to play a part in making a tangible, lasting impact upon the Panama City community,” said Craig Key, Chief Marketing Officer for Bite Squad. “We are honored to have an opportunity – and a responsibility – to do what we can to help the areas we serve in their time of need.”

“Habitat for Humanity of Bay County is so grateful to the Bite Squad organization and its customers for their wonderful and outstanding generosity. The donation will help fund additional repairs in Bay County,” said Rettig.

The rebuilding process has already begun; in the last two months alone, the organization has engaged more than 70 volunteers who have contributed more than 600 hours of service to ensure area homes are safe and dry.