JPMorgan Chase launched a meal donation program to provide relief for minority-owned restaurants that are struggling financially in Wilmington and the surrounding area due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some of the restaurants, including Walt’s Chicken Express, Carmen’s Kitchen, The Chicken Spot, Desserts by Dana, Grapes Real Jamaican Cuisine, Celebrations on Market Street, Zoup and Russell’s Quality Foods, received relief by providing an expanded customer base through word-of-mouth marketing by local organizations that JPMorgan Chase supports.
Girls Inc., Latin American Community Center (LACC) and the Boys and Girls Club are some of the nonprofit organizations the program has been able to help through food donations. Along with local police stations like the Wilmington Police Department and the Delaware State Police Troop 1, fire departments—Wilmington Fire Department & Paramedics, Talleyville Fire Department—and even hospitals—Wilmington Hospital House, Wilmington Hospital ER, and Nemours—have been helped through the JPMorgan Chase meal donation program.
Since the program launch in November 2020, approximately 25-100 people are fed on a weekly basis. To date, nearly 800 people have been fed through this program.