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Local Green also started a program in which people could buy meals for homeless people and the restaurant would match those donations one-for-one.
Baxtrom gave away lunches for hospital workers and offered free food for laid-off restaurant workers.
Andrew Gruel, founder of the Slapfish fast-casual chain, and his wife, Lauren, knew first-hand the hardships faced by the restaurant industry amid the COVID crisis.
Kevin Martinez, the chef at Tokyo Cafe in Fort Worth, Texas, started by donating meals to industry workers who were laid off at the pandemic’s outset.
The Barstool Fund has raised more than $36 million to date from contributors and people who buy shirts on the fund’s sites. The fund has supported 295 restaurants.
Even as many restaurants were struggling to get by, the chain stepped up to help those in need with a heavily discounted item called the Wichita Proud Box
Toups rallied fellow restaurateurs and suppliers, and Toups Meatery soon began serving family meal to 400 to 500 people a day.
Erick Williams opened Chicago’s Virtue Restaurant in 2018 with a commitment to promoting social justice and the African American culinary legacy.
For this year’s Power 20 list, RB is recognizing restaurant folks who amplified their community outreach efforts during the pandemic.
Co-founder Randy DeWitt decided to use the facility to produce 1,000 meal kits a day.