Plate IQ, a technology company that helps restaurants improve and automate their Accounts Payable (AP) processes, has announced it has teamed up with several industry partners to establish the nonprofit organization, giftaplate.org, in an effort to aid those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The organization will source and funnel donations to local restaurants in Bayview so that they can produce meals for local shelters and food banks that are partnered with Gift a Plate, including the United Council of Human Services shelter in San Francisco.
Plate IQ is currently partnering with HotSchedules, PayActiv and ICR. Participating restaurants include Mixt, Curry Up Now, Fiorella, Sajj, Tendergreens and Oren’s Hummus.
“Since 2014, Plate IQ has been working to help restaurants succeed,” says Bhavuk Kaul, CEO at Plate IQ. “Giftaplate.org is an extension of our core mission and will support restaurant workers and their suppliers during this challenging time, while also lending support to shelters and food banks that are seeing increased demand from families impacted by this crisis.”
Gift a Plate is partnered with Access Foundation, a 501c3 organization, and allows consumers to make a donation, either via giftaplate.org or through the dedicated restaurant partner’s giftaplate.org web page, which is used to purchase prepared food from participating restaurants, and then delivered to local charitable organizations to provide those in need with fresh food. Donations are tax-deductible and 100% of donations will go directly to restaurants feeding families and individuals. Donations can be made at giftaplate.org.
While the nonprofit is currently only offering this service in Bayview, San Francisco, the organization plans to expand to several additional markets in the coming weeks.
“We are proud to partner on Gift a Plate to help local restaurants remain up and running and to feed their communities,” adds Clinton Anderson, CEO at HotSchedules. “During this difficult and humbling time, we are honored to be a part of bringing food to those who are in need, while supporting our restaurant partners as they look to keep their doors open and their team members employed.”