In a City Without Dine-In Customers, Restaurants Pivot to Food Relief Efforts

FoodtoEat — a company that helps get orders from restaurants owned by immigrants, women, and minorities — is running a campaign where 100 percent of the funds raised will be used to place orders with its restaurant partners such as Ornella in Astoria and Sambuxa NYC, a Sudanese caterer in Brooklyn. The fulfilled orders will then be donated to food banks and charities in need as determined by New York Congresswoman Grace Meng, who is working with FoodtoEat founder Deepti Sharma on this initiative.

“I’m a New Yorker — born and brought up in Queens,” Sharma tells Eater. “The impact to this city is potentially greater than that of 9/11 or the financial crisis [and] recession. I need to do everything I can to help others who call this city home.”