General Information

What are donation funds used for?

100% of donated funds go to our restaurant partners to prepare meals and provide economic relief to their employees. OTP is fully organized by volunteers. For every $100 donated, you send 10 meals to our COVID frontline and restore ~3 shift hours to the local community.

Where is Off Their Plate operating?

We have launched in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

How is Off Their Plate different from other initiatives?

In this unprecedented and rapidly evolving time, we’re so grateful for all efforts in the space working to help the medical and restaurant industries. We are achieving best-in-class operational efficiency and safety standards, enabled by making direct relationships with restaurants and specific departments at our health partner locations. Our relationships with restaurants allow us to give them ample lead time to plan their shifts and acquire the right amounts of ingredients, allowing us to pay a low cost of $10 per meal provided. Our relationships with health partners give us clarity into their exact needs, meaning we never over serve or under serve any department on any given day.

Can I donate to a specific city?

Yes, you can designate one of the cities Off Their Plate is currently serving when donating online and offline.

OTP will make best efforts to ensure all donated funds go to the designated cities but reserves the right to distribute funds to ensure continuity across all OTP cities.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes, we have collaborated with World Central Kitchen to act as our fiscal agent and strategic partner. World Central Kitchen is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN 27-3521132).


Safety and Sanitation

How are you approaching operational safety?

We implement strict safety standards, which is possible because we manage the operations, end-to-end. We have worked with a cross-functional group of experts in medicine/science and food preparation to create a brand new set of Covid-specific standard operating procedures, which all restaurant partners are trained on and commit to following.

How do you ensure safety during meal preparation specifically?

Our standard operating procedures require sanitation steps during employee arrival and departure, protective equipment during food preparation, and social distancing whenever possible.

How do you ensure safety during meal delivery specifically?

Our standard operating procedures require that meal packaging is disinfected, vehicles are disinfected before and after each delivery run, and drivers and assistants adhere to social distancing standards during drop-offs.


Getting Involved

I am connected with a hospital/health system. How do I get involved?
I own/am connected to a restaurant. How do I get involved?
I am a restaurant worker. How do I get involved?

Talk to your employer/restaurant group about working with us! Email us at hello@offtheirplate.org

I am a supportive member of the public. How do I get involved?

Donate: Donate online! Donations are made via World Central Kitchen, are tax deductible, and will 100% go to feeding frontline workers. If you’re interested in volunteering, reach out to us at hello@offtheirplate.org

I am interested in a corporate sponsorship or substantial donation. 
What should I do? 
I’m a member of the press. Can I talk to you?

 We’re glad you want to discuss OTP! You can reach out to press@offtheirplate.org