New York City has been one of the locations being the hardest hit by COVID-19. Due to the mandatory lockdown, restaurants are not able to offer their usual services to local residents. However, in the face of the pandemic, dozens of facilities decided to put their best foot forward and provide assistance to the metropolis as they are able.
The Chinese restaurant offers takeout and delivery services to patrons around the city. In addition, the venue is asking patrons to “share a meal,” which enables them to provide lunches or dinners to the healthcare workers throughout NYC who work feverishly to save COVID-19 patients. Thanks to the kindness of others, Junzi Kitchen has delivered more than 1,500 meals to medical facilities in order to feed staff members.
C & B Cafe
Along with offering delivery and takeout services, the cafe donates freshly baked bread to locals unable to purchase food or who have been unemployed secondary to the pandemic. They are also in the process of raising funds via a Go Fund Me page to purchase a bread oven to keep up with the need. The owners and staff members work 80 hours weekly to keep up with the demand of the East Village needs.
In addition to their takeout services menu, the Thai restaurant began the Lunchbox 4 Neighbors program, which is designed to feed community members. Each lunch costs five dollars or whatever anyone can donate for the cause.
The restaurant, which specializes in soul food, is not open for business. However, the owner and staff decided to prepare meals using their inventory to provide free lunches for the people of Harlem and service providers.
Tacombi @ Fonda Nolita
The Mexican restaurant has combined efforts with other organizations and facilities to feed the people in NYC. They opened a kitchen that prepares and delivers 1,600 meals each week. They desire to open more than one location to keep up with the demands of the community. The page provides patrons with the chance to donate funds or offer partner support.
The Malaysian restaurant has combined efforts with Beyond Meat and Rethink Food NYC to provide hundreds of meals daily for Lower East Side residents who have little or no current income. The venue also plans to start preparing and delivering meals to the city’s hospitals. Anyone desiring to make a donation needs to simply visit the Rethink Food NYC website.