Hot Bread Kitchen stands firmly in solidarity with members of New York City’s food and restaurant industry, who face unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19.
Hot Bread Kitchen is pivoting our program support to provide the most critical relief that women in the food industry, small business owners, families, and communities need in these challenging and uncertain times. Here’s what we’re doing:
Financial stipends for our workforce program alumni and grants to small business owners to use for rent/utilities, covering payroll, and essential household needs.
Resources for New York food workers and small business owners as they face challenges applying for unemployment, increased anxiety, child education challenges, and unforeseen gaps in sales, wages, or employment.
Meals for Healthcare Workers
Through June 2020, we supported small food businesses preparing 25,000+ meals for hospital workers across NYC.
2020 Mid-Year Impact Snapshot: A City in Crisis
Hot Bread Kitchen serves communities impacted disproportionately by two emergencies that have been called the dual pandemics: COVID-19 and ongoing systemic racism. This special impact snapshot shares the learnings and initial outcomes from Hot Bread Kitchen’s 2020 relief work.
Emergency Relief Impact to Date
- $260KFunds distributed
- 25,000Meals served to hospital workers
- 177Food workers + small business owners supported through stipends and grants
Feed the Recovery: Hot Bread Kitchen’s Recovery Plan
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Stimulus Funding for Small Businesses Must Direct Funds to CDFIs that Serve Them
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Voices from the Field: Michelle Rojas, LMSW
Michelle Rojas, Hot Bread Kitchen’s Senior Manager of Member Success and Community. Michelle has a Masters in Social Work and...