Here’s another great list of resources supporting the food industry:
Restaurant/bar owners & managers! If you need social media images, website updates, etc to promote takeout menus, merch, or whatever else you’re doing to try to stay above water, I’m offering pro bono design services this week and next. Hit me up and pass it on. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey y’all I’m Sam Truitt I’m a junior graphic design major at VCU and freelance designer. Like y’all I’m feeling the hurt. Most of my clients come from the food and beverage industry I mostly work with clients out in Austin, Texas. I would love to offer up any services during this time to help get the word out there and help the Richmond community. Richmond is built on small businesses like yourselves so seeing some of these places go away would be truly heart breaking. It’s times like these where community really matters. Please reach out for help!!
Submitted by Ross R.
Submitted by Chauncey Jenkins
“Now What? Business Ops Guide For Restaurants Webinar”
Submitted by Ross R.
Hey guys, we put together a campaign “Keep Calm and Nom Nom” to raise awareness of helping local restaurants through the purchase of gift cards. Have had a ton of traffic on our site and plan on adding a t-shirt section where all proceeds will go to individual restaurants who participate. Let us know how we can help any way we can!
– Dustin Artz, Familiar Creatures
UPDATE MARCH 19:
Following a request submitted by Governor Northam on March 18, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today approved an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for Virginia. Small businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the Commonwealth affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis can now apply for low-interest federal disaster loans of up to $2 million from the SBA to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses. To submit a loan application through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, please visit disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
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SBA Richmond District Staff
The Richmond Restaurant community has been decimated by closures due to Covid—19. Many thousands of workers are unexpectedly unemployed with little to no way to provide for themselves and their families. This fund aims to help the most vulnerable of those workers through grants. Please consider donating to support these workers who have spent years cooking and serving you in our wonderful Richmond dining community.