Grant Program to Help Restaurants Through Winter

9 Nov 2020

Grubhub and The Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund have partnered to create the Restaurant Winterization Grant program, which will provide $10,000 grants to eligible independent restaurants to help them survive this winter. These funds can help the restaurants prepare by investing in additional infrastructure and equipment to extend outdoor dining, increased personal protective equipment to protect their employees, and other necessities to get them through the cold-weather months.

The program will be supported with a $2 million grant recommended from Grubhub Community Relief Fund, a donor-advised fund created in March by Grubhub to support charitable organizations helping restaurants, drivers and others impacted by COVID-19. Restaurant Strong Fund will also be accepting donations for the Restaurant Winterization Grant program, helping extend the program beyond the initial launch.

“This winter will be different than any one before, with the restaurants we know and love needing more support to get through the season,” said Seth Priebatsch, chief revenue officer at Grubhub. “Our partnership with the Restaurant Strong Fund – already instrumental in providing grants for restaurant employee relief earlier in the pandemic – is now responding to the needs of restaurants and providing valuable support to help them survive the challenging months ahead.”

Starting today through November 21, the Restaurant Strong Fund will accept grant applications from all restaurants located in Chicago, New York City, Boston, or Philadelphia with five or fewer locations.

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