Skip to main content

Donate to restaurants and families in need

As the coronavirus continues to spread, the population plagued by food insecurity grows exponentially. Over the last few weeks, more than 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment, and before the pandemic began, more than 37 million people struggled with hunger in the United States. As more job disruptions occur, it is certain that these numbers will increase and our nation, as well as our community, will continue to suffer.

Restaurants have been heavily impacted by COVID-19, and this in turn has affected all of the workers that rely on the restaurant industry. Across the US, there are millions of jobless and homeless people that do not have sufficient resources to buy healthy food and are in need of support.

But you can help. Branded has partnered with Gift a Plate and Plate IQ to support local restaurants and feed those most at risk.

The purpose of the Gift a Plate Fund is to allow donors to support restaurants while simultaneously supporting those in need of food. Your donations will be used to buy prepared food from participating restaurants and deliver it to local charitable organizations, such as homeless shelters and food banks.

We have partnered with Access Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, working to deliver funds instantly to participating restaurants and to get food to those who need it most. 100% of donations go directly to restaurants feeding families and individuals struggling with food insecurity.

If you would like to learn more, please get in touch with us directly.

Individual and Corporate Involvement 

For Restaurants

We would love to invite any members of the Branded Hospitality Network to be part of this initiative. Your restaurant will be compensated for participating in this effort and you’ll be helping to support the community at large. You can be signed up in minutes.

For Individuals

For as little as $12 a meal, you can be a part of the growing effort to support not only local restaurants, but those who are in true need of freshly made food. You can donate directly through a participating restaurant or the Gift-A-Plate Fund.

Corporate Gifting

Branded is looking for additional companies to help support and provide funding for the Gift-A-Plate platform. There are sponsorship and participant opportunities at the Country, State and City levels. Please join us in this effort.

Here’s what you need to know.

Partner Companies

Early and growth stage HI-Tech, Unique F&B and Emerging Concepts companies that want to explore areas of cooperation and see the value in connecting with an experienced restaurant & financial services group to help accelerate your business.  Click here to join our Partner Companies

Hospitality Network

Hospitality owners, operators and key decision-makers that want to be kept up-to-date on the best technologies and innovations available in the market and leverage Branded’s diligence regarding the solutions that are addressing the industry’s biggest challenges and opportunities. Click here to join our Network


Investors interested in seeing Branded’s deal flow and are afforded the opportunity to participate in the Branded investments on a one-off or portfolio basis. Direct investment opportunities are also available to members of the Branded Syndicate. In addition to deal flow, the Syndicate is provided the operational diligence and inside-baseball analysis of the companies Branded is partnering with. Click here to join our Syndicate

Strategic Connections

Companies that are deeply connected to the hospitality industry and want to work with a hospitality-centric investment & solutions platform. These are companies where the hospitality industry is of critical importance and where access to the leading innovations and the ability to work with a boots-on-the-ground operator, investor and adviser is valued. Click here to become a Strategic Connection