Saving Restaurants and Feeding Families in a Time of Crisis.

100 meal kits delivered to Swanston Community Center
  • The cost to produce each box is $20, which breaks down to $5 per person fed for a family, or $5 per daily meal for an individual.
  • In our model, $15 per kit will go to the restaurants to cover labor and food costs, reserving $5 for administration, bulk purchasing on supplies such as packaging, and other miscellaneous expenses.
  • As a supplement, a grocery bag with weekly provisions can be added for an additional fee of $10 per bag.
Scale example of 100 kits per day per restaurant
  1. Crowdfunding: We are asking the community to consider sponsoring a meal. Every $20 raised through this campaign can feed a family in need. A contribution of $500 pays for 25 kits, which can provide up to 100 meals! Support our recently launched campaign on Spotfund here.
  2. Buy One Give One: Each participating restaurant can launch their own mini-initiative to incentivize patrons to give. For example, with every meal purchased, a patron can contribute an additional $20 to underwrite one meal kit for a family. To take it one step further, restaurants can partner with community-based organizations to provide a double benefit of restaurant patronage and programmatic support. For example, Allora partnered with a local church to encourage the congregation to purchase a meal for themselves and one for a community member in need.
  3. Corporate underwriting: The backbone of this program needs underwriting on a large scale. If only our founding five restaurants were to participate, we would need $50,000 per week to meet our objectives. With a minimum 8-week runway, each group of five restaurants would require $400,000, which as a reminder, would provide 80,000 meals over that time.
  4. Federal and State Funding: We are continuing to investigate programs such as P-SNAP as a source of supplemental funding. Because of the independent nature of this program, restrictions may apply.

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Clay Nutting owns Canon, a Michelin-rated restaurant in Sacramento, California.

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Clay Nutting

Clay Nutting

Clay Nutting owns Canon, a Michelin-rated restaurant in Sacramento, California.

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