DoorDash and the Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA) announced that DoorDash is contributing $500,000 to CRA’s Restaurant Relief Fund as part of a new partnership between the organizations.
The contribution is part of DoorDash’s $200 million, 5-year Main Street Strong Pledge, which includes a $10 million grant program to help restaurants in select cities across the United States and Canada. The partnership between DoorDash and the CRA will enhance the lines of communication between restaurants and DoorDash, as well as allow DoorDash to share updates on products and services available to help restaurants grow sales and meet new customers.
“In the midst of historically challenging times for local restaurants, DoorDash’s contribution to the Connecticut Restaurant Relief Fund will provide much needed financial support for local businesses throughout our state,” said Executive Director Scott Dolch of the Connecticut Restaurant Association. “Throughout the pandemic, restaurants have worked tirelessly to stay in business while keeping their customers and staff safe. We look forward to growing this fund, so we can help even more restaurants as they fight every day to survive this pandemic, so they can be part of our economic recovery in the months and years ahead.”
The CT Restaurant Relief Fund, which began accepting applications on Jan. 25, provide restaurants who have faced significant financial hardship the opportunity to apply for a grant to help keep their business open and workers employed.
Pending the review of the foundation and the verification that the application meets the guidelines, a one-time grant of up to $5,000 will be disbursed directly to each recipient. Availability of awards will be based on available funds and will be limited to one per restaurant group.
All applications will be reviewed. Application deadline is Feb. 5 at 5:00 p.m. For complete information on the grant program, including qualifications and criteria, visit www.ctrestaurantrelief.org.
Donations to the fund are accepted here.