Grubhub Teams Up with National LGBT Chamber of Commerce to Support LGBTQ+-Owned Restaurants During Pride Month 2021
June 1, 2021 | For Immediate Release
Grubhub, a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace with the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners, and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community and certifying body for LGBTQ+-owned businesses nationwide, have launched a historic partnership to support restaurants and workers impacted by COVID-19.
“We often say at NGLCC that ‘If you can buy it, an LGBTQ+-owned business can supply it.’ That is especially true of the LGBTQ+-owned restaurants across America who kept our communities and first responders fed throughout the pandemic. We’re proud to partner with Grubhub to encourage customers across the country to round up and donate their change this June, and help keep our community-owned businesses strong. America’s 1.4 million LGBTQ+-owned business owners have demonstrated incredible resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now we can all give back to help them recover stronger than ever,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson.
Throughout the month of June, NGLCC will be the official partner of Grubhub’s Donate the Change, which has raised tens of millions of dollars for organizations in need since launching in late 2019. The partnership will allow Grubhub and Seamless diners to round up their order total and donate the difference, with the company matching eligible donations from Grubhub+ members. All proceeds raised will go directly to NGLCC to support the LGBTQ+ community and LGBTQ+-owned restaurants.
Additionally, on June 25 Grubhub will be hosting their latest edition of Sound Bites, a virtual concert series bringing some of today’s top talent straight to diners’ living rooms. Artists Troye Sivan and Kim Petras will shake the virtual stage, with Grubhub donating $10 for every comment within the livestream (up to $100,000). The proceeds will also go directly to supporting NGLCC and their work within the community.
“As the world starts to return to a new normal, we know many businesses are rebuilding and reopening, especially LGBTQ+-owned restaurants that are often the pillars of their communities,” said Jessica Burns, vice president of brand and creative at Grubhub. “We’re thrilled to partner with NGLCC and give back to the LGBTQ+ community - one that has shown incredible strength and support for those in need throughout the pandemic.”
Donations generated by the partnership will be used to fund a new program, which will disperse grants and scholarships to help affected LGBTQ+-owned restaurants and their local chambers recover from the economic effects of COVID-19. The NGLCC’s network of more than fifty Affiliate Chambers across America will be amplifying this opportunity to support local restaurants. NGLCC’s more than 300 corporate partners will also be encouraged to enhance their Pride 2021 programming with food orders from Grubhub during their Pride programming with Employee Resource Groups and community partners.
To learn more about this collaboration and how to support LGBTQ+-owned restaurants, diners can order takeout at Grubhub.com or Seamless.com (and the respective Grubhub and Seamless apps) and opt-in to Donate the Change throughout the month of June.
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The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses, known as Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers.
Grubhub is a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace with the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners, as well as 33 million active diners. Dedicated to connecting diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, Grubhub elevates food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. Grubhub features over 300,000 restaurants and is proud to partner with over 280,000 of these restaurants in over 4,000 U.S. cities. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, LevelUp, AllMenus and MenuPages.