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RAMW Education Foundation and Hook Hall Operator and Employee Relief Model

April 7, 2020
We mentioned previously, and you may have seen in several media outlets, that RAMW launched a Worker Relief Fund through our 501c.3 Education Foundation “Educated Eats” in partnership with Hook Hall Helps. Since mid-March, local restaurant and RAMW member Hook Hall has been meeting the needs of hundreds of restaurant industry employees by providing packaged meals and supply kits to those without their regular income, who are in need of assistance. This effort has been bolstered by so many in the industry including local food suppliers, donors like Pepco, and many more.  Now, with Hook Hall, we are launching an official model and sign up mechanism for restaurant operators who want to activate their kitchens to be part of this support effort.
How does it work? Interested operators receive modest support to expand current operations and serve as community kitchens, for a day, a week, or more depending on desire and capacity. This model allows a group of restaurants to support a few employees, purchase goods from local suppliers, and move money through the regional food economy.
How to Participate: Restaurant operators who want to participate must sign up online for a specific date or dates that they are able to provide meals. Sign up for dates is first come first serve.
Compensation: Participating operators will receive $5/meal paid from the proceeds of the Worker Relief Fund (paid within 3-4 days of meal delivery).
Requirements to Participate:
• Provide 250 nutritionally balanced meals (protein, starch, vegetable)
• All meals must be individually packaged and ready-to-serve to folks to take home
• Meals must be delivered to Hook Hall (3400 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC) by 2:30PM on the committed date
• Restaurants must sign up online for a date of service in order to participate and receive payment for meals provided. 
Recognition will be given to all participating operators on the day of their meal. If you sign up, please be sure to send your logo files and all social media handles to for inclusion on website and social media outreach efforts.