Forty restaurants in Prince George’s County will receive $5,000 grants as part of DoorDash’s coronavirus restaurant relief program, according to a Thursday press release.
Ten College Park restaurants received grants, including Bagels ‘n Grinds, Marathon Deli, Cornerstone Grill & Loft and The Rail. The grant can be used toward all operating costs, such as rent, payroll and personal protective equipment.
Independent Prince George’s County restaurants were also eligible for county-administered COVID-19 relief of up to $25,000. Many restaurants, including Cornerstone, have also turned to online fundraising to cover financial losses.
“The restaurant industry has been seriously struggling during this pandemic. These relief funds will empower businesses by giving them resources to help get them through the rest of the public health crisis,” Marshall Weston, the president and CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland, said in the press release.
The grant is part of a $10 million grant program for restaurants in select areas across the U.S. and Canada.
All of the restaurants will receive their grant money by early May, according to the release.