We’re big fans of the LEE Initiative and its co-founder Lindsay Ofcacek here at Reset the Table. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, the organization was one of the first to jump in and support the industry through its Restaurant Workers Relief Program. In partnership with Maker’s Mark, the program has shared over 200,000 meals and thousands of pounds of supplies with out of work restaurant employees in 22 cities across the US.
Now, they are turning their attention to helping restaurants reopen and reconnect with a safer supply chain. Set to officially launch in June, the Restaurant Reboot Relief Program is part of their phase 2 response to pandemic relief.
According to the program’s website, they are “committing at least $1 million to purchasing food from sustainable farmers in 16 regions and giving that food directly to restaurants in those areas.”
As restaurants around the country look towards reopening, Edward Lee and Lindsey Ofcacek, director of The LEE Initiative are committed to helping reset the supply chains for farmers and restaurant operators who are committed to sustainable food.