photo: Andrew Walcott, Owner Fusion East Restaurant
Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced New York State’s Restaurant Resiliency Program will be delivering 200,000 meals to New Yorkers in need. Restaurants involved in the program are in all regions of New York State and represent the diversity of the state, with many participating restaurants representing minority and women owned businesses.
“No family in the state of New York should go hungry,” Governor Hochul said. “The Restaurant Resiliency Program takes an innovative approach to help New Yorkers facing food insecurity and restaurants struggling during the pandemic. Programs like these showcase the spirit of generosity and collaboration that is crucial to New York’s success.”
Through the program, the Department of Agriculture and Markets has received several hundred applications from restaurants to date, more than one third of which have come from minority and woman owned businesses. East New York’s Fusion East Restaurant, in collaboration with Long Island Cares, is one of 215 restaurants that has been approved to participate in the program. Fusion East has started providing food to pantries in Nassau County and will be adding Brooklyn pantries in the coming weeks.