The Gupta Family: LocalCart.ca
There’s a new delivery service in town! The pandemic has highlighted an increased need for door-to-door delivery which allows community members to continue to support local businesses safely from home. And you can thank the Gupta family and LocalCart.ca for delivering the EdmontonEats Holiday Culture Boxes straight to your door this season (much more convenient than a chimney – take that Santa!).
LocalCart.ca started up just 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 enterprise by connecting with more stores in Edmonton while maintaining their local values. They provide same-day shopping and delivery services from many businesses that you already shop at, plus, they have a specialized knowledge of ethnic groceries and can pick up everything you need!
This past summer, Maureen reached out to LocalCart.ca to help with the deliveries for the Taste of Somalia Event, which had to be run virtually because of COVID-19. Chandrima says that partnering with EdmontonEats has given her the opportunity to be a small part of their mission to support local immigrant and refugee families. This is particularly special because she knows first-hand what it’s like to be an immigrant family in a new land.