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Restaurants can donate perishable food and receive a reimbursement from the city

Posted at 4:23 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 17:52:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Restaurants who purchased food in plans of reopening for patio service on Friday can donate their perishable food and receive a reimbursement from the City of Richmond.

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced the initiative Friday to aid restaurants who were preparing to reopen before Gov. Northam announced that Richmond would be exempted from entering Phase One of the state's reopening process.

Restauruants can drop off meat, produce and other perishables to the Feed More drop off spot at 1415 Rhoadmiller St. and bring their purchase invoice.

The city has authorized $50,000 in reimbursements and "will reevaluate based on the response."

Food can be dropped off at the following times:
- Friday May 15 between 3pm and 5pm
- Saturday May 16 between 12pm and 3pm
- Monday May 18 between 5pm and 9pm