On March 17th Ulster County announced Project Resilience, a community fund and local food distribution effort to support residents impacted by COVID-19. The County secured over $2 million in funding in 24 hours, and is utilizing UCAT as well as partnering with municipalities and non-profits to deliver meals via local distribution centers. This new initiative helps residents in need and simultaneously provide support to small businesses. Ulster County is partnering with United Way and many other area organizations and businesses to mobilize food and services. Press release for this initiative is available here.
Funds raised will be used to purchase meals from local businesses and not-for-profit organizations, helping to keep dollars circulating in our food economy while we ensure that everyone is fed, as well as for other support. We are aiming to raise $5 million dollars. That may sound like a lot, but it’s roughly the cost of a week’s groceries for everyone in the county. Please contribute to help your neighbors – any amount, small or large, will be a huge help.
Ulster County Restaurant and Food Service Community:
- Sign-Up Now for Restaurants and Food Service Provider (English)
- REGÍSTRESE AHORA para el Proveedor de Restaurantes y Servicios de Alimentos (Español)
- Guidelines for Food Service Providers Phase 1 (UPDATED 4/14)
- Guidelines for Food Service Providers Phase 2 (UPDATED 4/29)
- Project Resilience Phase 2 Restaurant Opt-Out