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 is launching 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:

Community Takeout is powered by your donations. Every $10 contribution goes directly to purchasing a meal from a local restaurant that will then be delivered to community members who are food insecure.

For every $10 donated:

  • $6 goes to the restaurant preparing the meal
  • $2 goes toward logistics, delivery, and program coordination
  • $2 benefits Greater Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Mutual Aid (PRWA) — a grassroots organization aiding unemployed restaurant workers

Participating Restaurants:

Community Takeout has reached capacity and is no longer accepting new restaurants into the program at this time. After the 10-week period, we hope to engage in a second round if fundraising efforts allow it. If you are interested in having your restaurant participate in future rounds, please fill out this form.