Welcoming newcomer entrepreneurs with EdmontonEats

The Gupta family: LocalCart.ca

There is a new delivery service in town! The pandemic has highlighted an increased need for home delivery, which allows community members to continue supporting local businesses safely from their homes. And you can thank the Gupta family and CartLocal.ca for delivering the EdmontonEats holiday grow boxes straight to your door this season (much more convenient than a fireplace – grab that Santa!).

CartLocal.ca started last summer and is owned by Chandrima Gupta and her 3 siblings, with the full support of their parents. These full-time students hope to grow their business by connecting with more stores in Edmonton while maintaining their local values. They provide same day purchase and delivery services to many of the businesses you already shop from.

Last summer, Maureen contacted LocalCart.ca to help with deliveries for the Taste of Somalia event, which had to be held virtually due to COVID-19. Chandrima says the partnership with EdmontonEats has given her the opportunity to be part of their mission to support local immigrant and refugee families. It’s especially special because she knows firsthand what it’s like to be an immigrant family in a new country.

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