Newton Food Assistance Grant Program: Restaurant Partner Application

About this initiative
The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has been awarded a $75,000 state grant to support independent restaurants and provide food assistance to residents in need within the city of Newton. In partnership with the Rotary Club of Newton, the chamber will purchase prepared meals from independent restaurants to distribute to food pantries, senior & family programs, and other persons in need within the city.
Program Time Frame
February to June 2021
Partner Restaurant Overview/ Criteria
Restaurant partners will offer meals for a flat fee of $15 per meal (plus tax), in quantities of 50. Meal offerings will be approved via this application. process. Our program coordinators at the Rotary Club of Newton will reach out directly to place orders (50 meals at a time), and coordinate pickup/delivery. We hope to confirm orders one week in advance. The Chamber will issue payment (via check) directly to the restaurant partner upon completion of the order and receipt of payment request form/invoice.
Meal Offerings
Meals must include a protein and be well-balanced, have flavor profiles that appeal broadly to children, adults and seniors. The should be provided cold (with reheating instructions if intended to be eaten hot). All meals must be individually packaged and clearly labeled with an ingredient list.
Per the conditions of the Commonwealth of MA’s funding, this program is limited to independent restaurants in the city of Newton. Is your restaurant independently owned-operated and located in Newton?
The Chamber will purchase meals at a flat fee of $15 per meal (plus tax) in quantities of 50. Please provide a brief description of a menu offering you’d be able to provide (remember: it should be well balanced with flavor profiles that appeal broadly). Meals can be intended to be eaten cold or include reheating instructions.
Pickup/ Delivery: Are you able to deliver? (all 50 meals as one delivery to a food pantry or other designated site within Newton)
Thank you for your interest in becoming a restaurant partner for this program. We'll review your application and be in touch shortly with next steps.