Frank Family Vineyards x James Beard Foundation

Saving Restaurants During Covid

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Frank Family Vineyards partnered with the James Beard Foundation Open for Good Campaign which aims to provide critical support and resources to help independent restaurants remain a vital part of their communities and rebuild to be stronger, more equitable and more sustainable in the long-term. We recognize the significant role that sommeliers, chefs, and restaurants play in the industry we value so deeply. We felt the effect that the pandemic brought upon everyone and wanted to do our small but impactful part to help.

About James Beard Foundation

Launched in 2020, the James Beard Foundation Open for Good campaign disbursed over $4.7 million through its industry relief fund to small, independent restaurants forced to close during the pandemic. The current focus of Open for Good is the James Beard Foundation’s Food & Beverage Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans, a grant initiative that will provide financial resources to food and beverage businesses that are majority-owned by Black and Indigenous Americans to help create a more equitable industry for communities that are disproportionately impacted by systemic racism.

We are proud to support this admirable non-profit which, for the past 30 years, has been a leader in celebrating community-focused restaurants and encouraging their chefs and restauranteurs to use their voices for positive change.