UPDATE: TAKE OUT REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM WILL BE ENDING ON JUNE 15TH OR WHEN FUNDS RUN OUT
What is the Take-Out Reimbursement program?
City Council approved $100,000 for restaurants to purchase to-go containers and other items necessary for take-out and delivery services. Right now, restaurants are only open for take-out and delivery due to the state's Stay-At-Home order. Council also made clear the to-go containers must be compliant with city ordinances meaning no polystyrene and no plastic bags.
How does the program work?
WHAT’S REIMBURSABLE: Compostable or reusable to-go containers/boxes, utensils, reusable plastic bags, and paper bags. Click here for more eco-friendly disposables.
WHAT’S NOT REIMBURSABLE- Any polystyrene (styrofoam) or non-reusable plastic bags or utensils.
WHAT DO WE NEED FROM RESTAURANTS- Itemized receipt and pictures (sent as an attachment not embedded in the email) proving that your purchases are within the program guidelines. Send these items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACTION- After a review of submitted documentation, the City will reimburse the restaurant for 1/2 of their purchase up to $5,000.