Supporting the Community

The foundation of the Black Restaurant Week model is supporting culinary endeavors. This year we are partnering with F.A.R.M.S. and Black People Eats to support their efforts to help farmers and restaurants in need.

Black Farmer Emergency Fund

Family Agriculture Resource Management Services is a regional 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to providing legal and technical services to farmers of color in an effort to prevent the loss of landownership to build generational wealth and eradicate hunger in the farmers community.

The F.A.R.M.S. Emergency Fund provides funds to small farmers (no more than 500 acre farm) for payments of utility, medical, farm labour, equipment repair, or the purchase of seed if suffered recent crop loss.

For more information about F.A.R.M.S. please visit www.30000acres.org.

Feed the Soul Foundation

Black Restaurant Week, LLC established the Feed the Soul Foundation to aid marginalized entrepreneurs in the culinary industry with business development resources and support in order to foster sustainable business growth.

The Restaurant Business Development fund will support marginalized culinary business owners. The
Feed the Soul Foundation classifies marginalized business owners as people of color, LGBTQIA+, senior
citizens, military combat veterans, hearing, visually, and physically challenged persons, and formally
incarcerated individuals. The goal of the Restaurant Business Development Fund is to benefit their
businesses in the following ways:

  • Equip marginalized business owners with business development training and consultation services to improve their business operations.
  • Increase access to business resources including programming, funding, and technology to support marginalized entrepreneurs.
  • Support the growth and expansion of marginalized entrepreneurs culinary businesses to create economically sustainable communities.
  • Invest in workforce training to employees of culinary businesses with marginalized business owners.