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A Look Back at Our Food and Beverage Relief Fund

JBF provided independent restaurants in need with $15,000 grants

JBF Editors

December 22, 2020


The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund provided critical financial assistance to small, independent restaurants to keep them from going out of business due to the effects of COVID-19. The goal was to provide for workers, sustain local business, reduce the financial impact on communities, and otherwise mitigate the severe economic consequences of this global pandemic. See some key stats from the fund below: 

Thank you to our sponsors of the Food and Beverage Relief Fund: S.Pellegrino, PatrónStella Artois, TikTok, Kosta Browne, White Claw, Oatly, Argyle, Morton, Black River Caviar, Trufflin, Barilla, Bindi, Comcast Business, Coravin, Cushman Consulting, Colicchio Consulting, Mural, Nielsen Massey Foundation, True, Vital Farms, Sitram, Promise

Thanks as well to the individual and foundation donors

To learn more about the fund, click here.