Giving Back To Small Businesses
Eager to find a way to help those who are food insecure while at the same time supporting local restaurants across the country, Marcus Lemonis is proud to kickstart the “The Plating Change” program with a $1 million donation through the Lemon-AID Foundation. Working together with GrubHub, the leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, and some of Marcus’ closest celebrity friends, Americans across the country will have the chance to get involved and support their local restaurants.
Grubhub members can take part while ordering in by opting-in to Grubhub’s Donate the Change, rounding up their order total, and donating the difference to World Central Kitchen in support of their Restaurants for the People program. This incredible program not only helps independent restaurants by purchasing meals and driving direct revenue but also employees of the business itself and the entire food ecosystem, all while also providing meals for communities in need.
The Lemon-AID Foundation will jumpstart this program with a $500,000 donation to help World Central Kitchen and Grubhub take immediate action in New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, and Philadelphia, bringing food to those who need it most.
For members of the Grubhub+ membership program, Grubhub will also match all eligible Donate the Change donations, as well as donating an additional $100K to World Central Kitchen through their Sound Bites concert series.
Join Marcus in Giving Back
By going to wck.org/platingchange, people across the country can donate to World Central Kitchen in support of the program, whether it’s a single meal (value of $10) or more.
About Plating Change
The “Plating Change” program falls under the newly launched The Lemon-Aid Foundation where Marcus pledged $50M to champion his charitable mission of supporting and investing in underserved communities and small businesses. These investments will be in the form of loans and equity investments and will be designed to have a measurable charitable impact on the communities and businesses being served by the foundation. The foundation also intends to make grants to other charitable organizations that share the same mission and goals. Lemonis intends to apply the same type of rigor that he applies in his own investments to the impact investing of the foundation.
5 Step “How To” Guide
Download the official “How To” guide below for detailed information on our mission and process. This document will walk you through each step of execution, providing helpful tips from collecting donations, training, community outreach and more!
Learn more and get involved today.
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