Saturday, March 21, 2020

Little Tong returns to service with donation-based takeout meals

Last Sunday, Little Tong closed after three years on the southwest corner of First Avenue and 11th Street.

However, they are back, working with a nonprofit to serve donation-based meals.

Here's more via the EVG inbox:

Since closing over the weekend, Little Tong is now working with Rethink Food NYC, a nonprofit dedicated to feeding those in need, as the first restaurant to join the Restaurant Response Program.

The program will provide a $40,000 grant for 30 NYC-based restaurants at risk of closing operations due to the coronavirus outbreak. The expectation is that restaurants accepted to participate in the program will turn their restaurants into community kitchens, using the funds to prepare meals for affordable price points, continuing to employ team members and temporarily operate on a distributor model to help mitigate the effects of any food shortages.

Little Tong plans to cook 500 meals a day from noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. They will do this through April or longer if there is a need. All proceeds go to Rethink Food NYC. Food is available for pick up or no-contact delivery on Seamless or Grubhub.


Anonymous said...

This is a great idea.

Anonymous said...

That’s wonderful