Grubhub Community Fund Announces Over $5.5 Million in Grants for New York City Nonprofits
NYC is Part of Nearly $20 Million to National Organizations Supporting Independent Restaurants, Closing the Hunger Gap and More
NEW YORK – New York City community organizations are set to receive $5.53 million this year from the Grubhub Community Fund (GCF), according to an announcement today. Grants will be distributed to organizations supporting independent restaurants, closing the hunger gap, and creating new opportunities in the food and beverage industry. The news comes as part of the GCF’s broader announcement of $19.8 million in grants to 27 organizations across the country, with additional programs and new partnerships still to be announced in the months ahead.
“Grubhub is committed to ensuring New York’s restaurants and neighborhoods not only survive but thrive as the city continues to recover from the pandemic,” said Dave Tovar, senior vice president of communications and government relations at Grubhub. “These grants are just the start. In the year ahead, the Grubhub Community Fund will deepen our longstanding support for restaurants, drivers and diners through grants and partnerships that will lift up independent businesses, create new opportunities for entrepreneurs, close the hunger gap and more.”
Among the New York City organizations that will receive grants through the GCF are Food Bank for NYC, Hospitality Pathways, the Queens Center for Progress, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, the Tacombi Foundation, the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, and Plant Powered Metro. Over the course of 2021, the GCF donated more than $25 million to over 23 charitable organizations across the country.
“Food Bank for New York City has had the benefit of partnering with Grubhub during the past two years,” said Janis Robinson, VP of Institutions and Partnerships at Food Bank for NYC. “Grubhub provided much needed support for food distribution during the pandemic. We are pleased to extend the partnership for the next three years, and continue to distribute food to communities where access to nutritious food is limited.”
“We are excited to partner with the Grubhub Community Fund on a state of the art teaching kitchen that will provide our young people access to healthy food and the means to prepare it in a healthy way,” said Costa Constantinides CEO Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens. “As we re-imagine our club into the 21st century, partnerships with organizations like Grubhub will help us go from serving 4,000 young people a year to close to 16,000 young people yearly. Together, we are building a stronger community and making positive change in the lives of the students we serve.”
Grubhub is part of Just Eat Takeaway.com (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY), a leading global online food delivery marketplace. Dedicated to connecting more than 32 million diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, Grubhub elevates food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. Grubhub features more than 320,000 restaurant partners in over 4,000 U.S. cities.