Federal Disaster Recovery Resources for Foodservice

As we all assess the impacts of Hurricane Ida on our families, friends, homes, and businesses, we hope and pray that you and your loved ones are safe. 

In case you need them, here are some important federal resources that may help you with your recovery efforts.  

US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety and Cleaning Recommendations for Reopening

Click here to learn more about food safety and sanitation recommendations for resuming your foodservice operation in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance

The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters. SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working capital to help overcome the economic injury of a declared disaster.

Click here to see eligible parishes and counties.

Click here to apply: https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/

US Department of Labor Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) assists in recovery efforts in the communities affected by severe storms, floods, and other disasters. For general questions and assistance, please contact DOL's National Contact Center at 1-866-487-2365.

To learn more about disaster unemployment assistance and access links to your local agencies, click here:


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal assistance is available to eligible individuals and families affected by Hurricane Ida.

For further information and a link to assistance application, click here: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4611

We are all in this together. As our New Orleans-based team works to get our office and test kitchen back online, our Memphis team remains ready and available to help.

For immediate assistance, please call our Memphis office at 901-370-4724 or Brent Montgomery at 731-614-4635.


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