DoorDash is offering $10,000 grants to small restaurants impacted by Hurricane Ian, the company wrote in an email to Restaurant Dive. The Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund, which launched last year through a partnership with Hello Alice, is available to restaurants impacted by state- or federally-declared natural disasters.
Grants can be used to cover various operating expenses, including rent or mortgage payments, food and beverage inventory, utilities and supplies and materials.
“Recovery will be a long road for many businesses and communities,” Sueli Shaw, head of social impact at DoorDash, said in the emailed statement.
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For every day the average small business is closed, it can lose $3,000, and 40% of small businesses don’t reopen after a disaster. During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, over 10% of restaurants permanently closed.
Restaurants can apply for these grants through Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
DoorDash is also supporting 50,000 local residents with relief credits, and has donated supplies from local DashMarts to help impacted communities.