Community Takeout

A scale-up of the Double Play program founded by Dr. Mark Baratz to support restaurants and our community one meal at a time.

In response to COVID-19 and the impact that it has had on restaurants and hunger, 412 Food Rescue launched Community Takeout – a program to provide at least 15,000 healthy meals to those in need throughout our community.

Why Community Takeout?

The program’s goal is to support restaurants through this crisis by providing compensation for restaurant workers to create single-serve meals that we will then distribute to families in need. We are starting the program with five restaurants and hope to grow to more as funding allows.

How it Works:

Donations were directed to restaurants to cover meal costs, expenses related to logistics, delivery and program coordination, and a portion benefited the Greater Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Mutual Aid (PRWA) — a grassroots organization aiding unemployed restaurant workers. We are grateful for the support of the community and all who donated to 412 Food Rescue’s Community Takeout Program. At this time we are no longer accepting donations for Community Takeout, but please consider a donation to 412 Food Rescue to support our other programs which provide food access to our neighbors in need.

In just 10 weeks, this program served up 15,000 meals to people in need, financially supported our restaurant partners below, and raised $30,000 to help industry workers.

Participating Restaurants: