Restaurant Grants Information

The City will seek up to 30 restaurants to participate in the third phase of the Senior Meal Program designed to provide free meal delivery to city seniors with transportation challenges. Applications will be posted Jan. 3.

NBD will award Restaurant Grants of up to $50,000 to support selected restaurants in each quadrant of the city that agree to prepare and deliver free meals to area seniors for up to one year.  Selected restaurants will coordinate with Goodwill to provide and deliver the free meals to seniors enrolled in the program at designated dates and times.  Eligible seniors, 55 and over, can call 211 to register to receive the meals.

The grants can be used by the selected restaurants as working capital to offset operational expenses associated with the program. Funding for the program is provided through the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

To receive a Restaurant Grant, restaurants must operate within the city and be in good standing with all regulatory requirements, including zoning codes, taxes and fees, insurance and fair hiring practices.  

Please visit the City of Rochester’s website for more information

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