Orders for free and discounted meals can be placed at least 12 hours ahead of time. Each restaurant may choose their preferred platform or method.
Restaurants will be expected to prepare only one option each day, with additional options, such as vegetarian or gluten free, being left up to the operator. Think of it like the family meal we make for our staff each day.
Customers will specify pick up times when they place their order. Each restaurant can dictate the schedule depending on capacity, in order to help with social distancing. As an example, a High Road Kitchen partner could schedule ten pickups every 15 minutes from 11am – 12pm, distributing 50 orders, and ensuring that there are never more than ten people coming to the location.
Orders can be paid for on a sliding scale in $5 or $10 increments from $0 - $20. When ordering, customers can choose any amount, knowing that for every $10 they pay, one plate is supported. Essentially, when a customer pays $20, they know that they have paid for their own plate, and “paid forward” one free meal for those in need. There is no vetting or qualifying process for receiving free meals. Operators can limit the amount of free meals served on a given day to any number they are comfortable with.
Operators are also welcome to work with local feeding programs or organizations to help find food insecure folks in their community.