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Philadelphia business wins Black Restaurant Accelerator Grant

July 12, 2021


With Black-owned restaurants across the nation facing an unprecedented crisis brought on by the COVID-10 pandemic, the National Urban League and PepsiCo Foundation on Wednesday announced the first grant recipients of their Black Restaurant Accelerator Program .  The event took place on Wednesday 7/7 at 12pm in front of Victoria’s Kitchen, 7304 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia. The Philadelphia-based soul food restaurant and catering service is opening its dining room for the first time since the pandemic-induced shutdown.

The program, launched in October, is a joint $10 million initiative that will provide support to 500 Black restaurant owners in 12 cities over the next five years.  The Black Restaurant Accelerator seeks to preserve, protect, and provide support to Black-owned businesses, like Victoria’s Kitchen, through access to capital, technical assistance, mentorship, inventory management, and marketing support.



Read more about the event here.

Check out news stories discussing the event below.

Fox 29 Philadelphia: Good Day Philadelphia
Fox 29 Philadelphia: News at 5
ABC 6 Philadelphia: Action News
CBS 3 Philadelphia: Eyewitness News