Local Porter was created to help small restaurant suppliers and food producers survive and thrive in the current crisis.
We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity right now to remake our food systems from the ground up - a smaller, healthier, more transparent system that rewards ethically sound, environmentally beneficial business practices and avoids the mistakes of our broken large-scale industrialized model.
When COVID-19 forced restaurant shutdowns across the country, restaurant suppliers were left in a tough position trying to pivot to direct-to-consumer grocery sales. Without their traditional restaurant wholesale accounts, many food suppliers saw their sales drop by as much as 80-90%, and now that restaurants are slowly opening back up their sales are “only” down by 50-60%.
These are small businesses normally partnering with top restaurants throughout the USA - independent businesses leading the charge toward a sustainable restaurant and grocery supply chain. By supporting these businesses, we can help our restaurant and grocery food systems come out of the current crisis with a stronger, more transparent supply chain intact.
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