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Florence grants available for area food businesses

Owners of restaurants, food service companies, farmers, fisherman “and other small businesses integral to the food and hospitality industry of eastern North Carolina” can apply for grants from the Sunday Supper “Come Together for the Coast” Fund.

To be eligible, businesses must meet the following requirements: Show demonstrable harm caused to their operation from Hurricane Florence in September, 2018; Show that private insurance coverage plus state and federal disaster aid assistance is failing to help them meet their needs to restart and rebuild their business; Demonstrate that receiving a grant from The Sunday Supper will result in the long-term viability of their operations; Demonstrate that receiving such a grant will help rebuild and rejuvenate economic development in their community and restore jobs to the area Projects must be located in one of the counties under the federal disaster declaration, which includes Columbus.

Apply online at thesundaysupper.com.

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Stuart Rogers