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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...

Njera Perkins

Apr 13, 2021