DoorDash Donates $500,000 to New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association

By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor

Photo: Jon Bradley | Follow South Jersey

SOUTH JERSEY — DoorDash, the largest food delivery service in the United States, has donated $500,000 to New Jersey’s Restaurant and Hospitality Association. The money will be used to support restaurants in need of financial support due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are now open for restaurants who want to apply for a $2,500 or $5,000 grant from DoorDash’s donation to be used for personal protective and cold-weather equipment along with other essential resources. However, there are a number of criteria that applicants must fulfill in order to be eligible to receive grant money from DoorDash.

Independently-owned restaurants that have been in business for at least two years are eligible to receive a grant. Applicants must also provide proof of a revenue loss of at least 30% and be headquartered in New Jersey to be eligible. Restaurants aren’t required to be DoorDash customers or members of the New Jersey Restuarant and Hospitality Association to apply, but filling out the application allows both of those entities to contact your restaurant.

“Supporting New Jersey small businesses has always been a priority, but it has taken on new urgency in the COVID-19 environment,” New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said. “Programs like this help greatly in those efforts, and I commend DoorDash and the NJRHA for stepping up to provide this much-needed support for New Jersey restaurants.”

You can access the application for this grant here. The application is also available in Spanish, and you can access that version of it here.

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