For many people, it doesn’t get any better than burgers, shakes and fries, served up fresh – and for the people of Mt. Angel, Oregon, that spot is Burger Time. “We make everything fresh to order,” says owner Elizabeth Ipox.

Like so many restaurants, the pandemic has hit Burger Time pretty hard. First, they had to close down for a few months, then they lost employees who feared the virus and then they’ve had to deal with many types of inventory and supply challenges. “In a word – chaos,” says Ipox. “Chaos, that pretty much what’s going on in a nutshell as a restaurant owner.”

Despite these problems, Ipox and Burger Time are teaming up with Columbia Bank to do their best and also do what they can for the community. “We are passing it on with gift cards to first responders in our community,” Says Ipox. “No matter what, they are the first to get called on for help. They put their lives on the line to keep us safe and we want to show them our appreciation.  We are so thankful that Columbia Bank chose us to partner with the Pass it On Project.”