Restaurant Resiliency Program

Apply to the Restaurant Resiliency Program


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 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.

About the Program

The Restaurant Resiliency Program provides New York’s regional food banks with the funding to source meals from qualified restaurants to deliver meals 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 are paid for meals provided.

Restaurants will need to show the capacity to create meals aligning with 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.

How to apply

You will need the following materials to apply:

1.    A copy of the Restaurant Operating Permit provided by New York State, New York City or local Department of Health office.
2.    The restaurant’s most recent food safety inspection report provided by the permitting office.
3.    Sample menus meeting Nutritional Requirements found here
4.    The restaurant’s current menu

Fill out the application HERE.

Things to know

Rules, terms and conditions for the program

Sample meal template

List of emergency food providers

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