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Gift a Plate Fund
Donations will go toward food for shelters in the city you select.
Gift a Plate Fund
Donations will go toward food for shelters in the city you select.

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Gift a Plate Fund

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.

But you can help. Gift a Plate has teamed up with Plate IQ and local restaurants to feed those most at risk. By donating, you are supporting these restaurants as they create and deliver food to families in need at the United Council of Human Services shelter in San Francisco.

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.

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 those in need. 100% of donations go directly to restaurants feeding families and individuals struggling with food insecurity.


The mission of PayActiv ACCESS Foundation (payactivfoundation.org) is to alleviate financial hardship experienced by millions of American workers. The Foundation strives to maximize its impact through collaboration with other charitable organizations, and direct contributions to our most vulnerable workers and small businesses.

PayActiv, Inc. (payactiv.com), a California-based certified Public Benefit Corporation founded in 2012, is the leading U.S. business-to-business provider of holistic financial wellness services, including earned wage access or “EWA”. PayActiv processed $2.5 billion in EWA payments in 2019 to workers at over 1,000+ employers in the U.S.

HotSchedules, now powered by Fourth, provides end-to-end, best-in-class technology and services for the restaurant and hospitality industries. Their inventory and workforce management solutions, coupled with the industry's most complete data and analytics suite, give operators the actionable insights they need to control costs, scale profitability, improve employee engagement, and maintain compliance. HotSchedules’ parent company is Fourth Enterprises, LLC. It is headquartered in Austin, Texas and serves more than 7,000 customers across 120,000 locations globally. For more information, please visit www.hotschedules.com.

86 Costs (86costs.com), a division of R.C. Baral & Company, Inc., is a team of restaurant financial, accounting, and backoffice process experts. We specialize in the Restaurant Accounting & Backoffice Process Cycle. From start-ups to established enterprises, businesses rely on accurate and insightful financial information to maintain profitability and capitalize on new opportunities. 86 Costs leverages technology and innovation to steer you closer to those goals with accurate record-keeping and reporting, as well as support on various business and financial issues.

Branded Strategic Hospitality (“Branded”) is a micro venture investment and solutions platform that leverages its ecosystem of restaurants, hospitality expertise and deep relationships to connect HI-Tech (Hospitality Technology), Emerging Concepts, and Unique F&B (food & beverage) with capital and customers.

Plate IQ (www.plateiq.com) is a software company based in Emeryville, CA that serves 10,000 restaurants across the United States. Plate IQ helps restaurants pay their bills by automating the Accounts Payable process, including data capture, accounting, and payment.