Postmates is urging Congress to pass the RESTAURANTS Act, which would help stabilize the restaurant industry and the farmers, distributors, fishers, wine and beer producers, and distributors the are part of the supply chain.
The Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive Act of 2020, which was introduced in May by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), calls for a $120 billion restaurant stabilization grant program.
“Restaurants aren’t just the heart of communities across the country, they are vital to the strength of local economies. Postmates is passionate about supporting every aspect of our marketplace because we know that when one pillar of our community is harmed then the whole system is impacted. That’s why it is so important that Congress passes the RESTAURANTS Act and protects an industry that has been hit hard by the pandemic. Without congressional action, we may permanently compromise the entire food service economy — inaction isn’t an option,” said Bastian Lehmann, CEO of Postmates, in a statement.