City Harvest Asks NY to Set Aside Emergency Funding

New York City-based nonprofit City Harvest is urging people to send their New York State Assembly members, Senators, and Governor Cuomo a message asking them to include emergency funding for food agencies in the budget before the state budget is finalized on Tuesday. In an email, Jilly Stephens, CEO of City Harvest, said, “In theRead More

Almost Half of US Restaurants Have Temporarily Closed

Three percent of restaurant operators have permanently closed their restaurants, according to research from the National Restaurant Association. Forty-four percent have temporarily closed their restaurants and 11 percent say they anticipate they will permanently close within the next 30 days. In addition, nationwide sales were down 47 percent during the period from March 1 to MarchRead More

Grocers Offer Free DoorDash Delivery to Vulnerable Consumers

Hy-Vee Inc., Woodman’s, Kowalski’s Markets, Piggly Wiggly, and more independent grocers are waiving delivery fees on orders fulfilled by DoorDash for customers 60 years old and over. More than 2,000 grocery store locations across the U.S. will be participating to help make on-demand grocery delivery accessible to vulnerable populations during the coronavirus outbreak. “In ourRead More

USDA Defines Essential Services

In a letter to vendors, the USDA outlined what operations will be allowed in areas affected by shelter-in-residence directives, reports Food Business News. The letter was issued by David Tuckwiller, deputy administrator, commodity procurement, at the USDA’s agricultural marketing service. USDA department functions that have been determined to be essential include: Food safety and inspectionRead More

C&S Wholesale, US Foods Partner to Combat Job Insecurity

C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. has partnered with US Foods Holding Corp. to combat job and food insecurities amid the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the supply chain. The partnership will allow C&S Wholesale Grocers to alleviate a potential worker shortage by transferring US Foods personnel, who may be out of jobs due to a lack ofRead More

Chef Floyd Cardoz Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Chef Floyd Cardoz known for his restaurants Tabla and Bombay Bread Bar, has reportedly died from complications due to novel coronavirus at 59, reports Nation’s Restaurant News. He is the first high-profile chef to die from the virus, after being admitted to a New York City hospital on March 18. Cardoz started his career workingRead More

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