Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges for New York families, restaurants, farmers, and food donation and distribution systems. Building on the successful Nourish New York initiative, the Restaurant Resiliency Program sets aside $25 million to provide grants to restaurants that offer meals and other food-related items to New Yorkers within distressed or underrepresented communities. The list of Restaurant Resiliency Program Awards is available below. The Restaurant Resiliency Program will partner with New York's network of food banks and emergency food providers to purchase prepared meals from New York restaurants and deliver them to families in need. 

For information regarding the use of SNAP benefits at restaurants, please contact the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance at [email protected] or call (800) 342-3009.

Program Details

The Restaurant Resiliency Program will provide New York's regional food banks with the funding to source meals from qualified restaurants that will be delivered to emergency feeding programs associated with the food bank's network of providers, such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. Emergency food providers will work directly with restaurants that are deemed eligible for the program by the Department to create an agreement plan to suit their locations and participant's needs. Restaurants will need to show the capacity to create meals aligning with MyPlate.gov standards, be up to date with licensing requirements, and have passed health inspections. Participating restaurants are encouraged to use New York ingredients where possible to support New York's farmers.

Apply

Restaurants interested in participating in the Restaurant Resiliency Program must fill out the application found at the link below. Emergency food providers will work directly with restaurants that are deemed eligible for the program by the Department to create an agreement plan to suit their locations and participant's needs. 

Fill out your application

Contact the Restaurant Resiliency Program

For information regarding the use of SNAP benefits at restaurants, please contact the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance at [email protected] or call (800) 342-3009.

For information regarding the Restaurant Resiliency program, please use the contact information below.

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