Wellesley Food Assistance Grant Program: Restaurant Partner Application

About this initiative:
The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has been awarded a $40,000 state grant to support independent restaurants and provide food assistance to residents in need within the town of Wellesley. In partnership with Wellesley community partners, the chamber will purchase prepared meals from independent restaurants to distribute to food pantries, senior & family programs, and other persons in need within the town.
Program Time Frame: Feb - June 2021
Partner Restaurant Overview/ Criteria
Restaurant partners will offer meals for a flat fee of $15 per meal (plus tax), in quantities of 30-50. • Our program coordinators will reach out directly to place orders (30-50 meals at a time), and coordinate 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 Criteria
Meal offerings will be approved via this application process. They must: Include a protein and be well-balanced, have flavor profiles that appeal broadly to children, adults and seniors, be delivered hot (or at serving temperature) and 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 Wellesley. Is your restaurant independently owned-operated and located in Wellesley?
The Chamber will purchase meals at a flat fee of $15 per meal (plus tax) in quantities of 30-50. 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.
Maximum Order Quantity: What is the max # of meals you could prepare for one order?
Pickup/ Delivery: Are you able to deliver meals?
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.