Support local amid challenging times for local food & drink industry - Foodlink Inc

Support local amid challenging times for local food & drink industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the restaurant industry, forcing many to adapt to a brand new business model (e.g. Curbside pickup), suspend operations, lay off staff and/or close completely. According to, since March 1, the industry has lost more than 3 million jobs and $25 billion in sales, and roughly 50% of restaurant operators anticipate having to lay off more people in April.

DONATE: Restaurant Workers Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund

MORE: lists other ways to help

Foodlink has many connections to the local food industry, including some collaborative partnerships established with the launch of the Foodlink Career Fellowship — our one-of-a-kind culinary training program. Below is a short list of some of our key partners, and how you can support them during these challenging times:

Foodlink strongly recommends following local guidelines from the county health department on staying home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We know, however, that purchasing food is essential, and we hope you’ll consider supporting some of the local businesses and their workers above.

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