Carrboro United’s mission is to protect and stimulate the Carrboro economy during the COVID–19 pandemic through creative initiatives and partnerships with the local business community. The organization is spearheaded by Tom Raynor, former CEO of Fleet Feet Sports, Acme Food & Beverage Co. and a team of local leaders. Carrboro United launched on March 21st with a Local Food Hub program that allows consumers to conveniently order and pick up food from local restaurants, purveyors and farmers three times a week. On March 30, Carrboro United announced its Emergency Impact Loan Fund which has provided loans to nine Carrboro businesses. Additional programs that provide education, marketing and support to local businesses are in the works.