WHAT WE DO.
Cook It Forward is a non-profit advocacy arm of Rule No One Hospitality, Inc. with a mission to address ongoing inequities in our food systems.
We are all working collectively on social entrepreneurship, social equity, and social justice-- one meal at a time.
Christine Ameigh, Owner of Christine's Kitchen and Slide Food Cart & Catering
*NEW - The WI Restaurant Revitalization Fund Giveback Campaign
STARTED JULY 2021 - PRESENT
Cook It Forward is raising funds for WI-based "priority" restaurants owned by women, people of color and military veterans who were notified by the SBA in writing that they would receive Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants, but whose payments were halted on June 14th following the outcome of lawsuits in Texas and Tennessee that barred the SBA from distributing grants on the basis of race and sex.
Funding Goal: We seek to help fund all minority-owned WI-based businesses who were notified by the SBA in writing that they would receive Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants, but whose payments were halted on June 14th, 2021.
Cook It Forward is starting our fundraising in Madison, with the intention to concentrate on Milwaukee and possibly other parts of the state thereafter. We have isolated CocoVaa Chocolatier and Christine’s Kitchen in Madison as our first candidates to allocate donated funds. Additional funds pledged leftover will be used as seed money to fund Black-owned hospitality businesses, chosen by the recipients of these funds.
Current RRF Recipients: We invite and urge recipients of RRF funds in Wisconsin to pledge an amount equal to 3% of their grant to CIF. To donate, please click here for more information.
Individual Donations - Cook It Forward is accepting donations from individuals and businesses here via credit card. Click here to send a check.
Corporate Donations - We are accepting corporate donations to raise funds. Contact us here.