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Heinz' Black Kitchen Initiative Is Back To Equip Entrepreneurs With Grants Starting At $15K

Heinz has become a restaurant and household staple for decades. Now, the beloved brand continues to work toward a greater cause by teaming up with Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice to equip Black restaurant owners with the resources needed to win big. Thanks to a partnership between Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice, Heinz, as well as a plethora of bakers, chefs, and restaurant owners to offer grants that range between $15,000 and $25,000 to Black-owned food establishments as they work to scale and grow their businesses, a blog post revealed. “I really want to make sure that these Black-owned restaurants are seen, heard, and can build these legacy businesses,” said Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice Founder Cheryl Day. “From the heart, I want to make sure they are sustainable and that we’re offering what they need.” Heinz Black Kitchen Initiative is back for year 2 of championing and supporting Black-owned restaurants, eateries & food initiatives with our partners...

Jul 21, 2022

HEINZ, The LEE Initiative Launch $20K Grant Program To Preserve Black-Owned Restaurants' Legacy

U.S. food company HEINZ, The LEE Initiative and Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice (SRRJ) have all partnered together to reemphasize the cultural significance behind our country’s Black-owned restaurants. The collective effort of all three organizations has culminated into a grant program and a slate of resources to help these Black-owned businesses maintain their thriving restaurants and preserve Black culture in America. “It’s no secret HEINZ has celebrated the role food plays in our communities, especially in diners and restaurants, for as long as we’ve been around. But entrepreneurship is also in our brand DNA and has been one of H.J. Heinz’s core values since day one,” said Molly White — general manager and VP, Taste Elevation at Kraft Heinz — said in a statement. “Black-owned restaurants are critically important to communities across the country and we saw this as an opportunity to help ensure these businesses thrive for years to come. We’re proud to kick off a...

Apr 13, 2021