A: No, you cannot pay for your own meal. All the money being donated will go through a gofundme and given to restaurant. The meals prepared by the restaurants will be transported to a specific homeless hub.
A: Yes and no. For some restaurants, these are new culinary creations provided by the restaurants to serve the front line workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. And for other restaurants it is from their original menu. Currently, the restaurants have given meals directly from their menu.
A: The organizers are two high school students (Rishabh Jain and Aruj Khater) based in San Antonio, Texas. The two students wish to serve their community as problem-solvers, convinced that young people are under-estimated for their capacity to solve problems in their communities. They are not making a profit from this service and they charge no fees to the restaurants or anyone else that uses this service.
A: Visitors to this website donate for the cause to restaurants of their choice or the general cause and we pick a restaurant, so all of the money is going to the restaurants. This website does not handle any money transactions and charges no fees whatsoever, but it links to a gofundme and money will be given to the restaurant in the form of a check. Each participating restaurant sets the price for one serving of their low-cost meal. This price reflects any subsidies that the restaurant is willing to make to keep the price as low as possible. So the price may actually be lower than the true cost to the restaurant of providing the low-cost meal.
A: Most runs are done in the weekend. We would recommend the donations to be submitted as early as possible, so the restaurants can have time to make the appropriate amount of meals which could go up to as much as 200 meals in one serving.