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Appetite for Good, in partnership with Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation, recognizes the ongoing challenges of the restaurant industry to recover as we go through another wave of the pandemic.

Facing labor shortages, supply issues, and uncertain future demand, restaurants are still working hard to survive. We also see an opportunity for restaurants to work on programs to strengthen their businesses from future uncertainties. We also recognize the ongoing struggle for residents to get access to food. We see an opportunity to help our restaurants, and community members in need build a more resilient future through this pandemic and beyond.

How It Works

Appetite for Good and Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation are offering a Food Resiliency Program for Mountain View-based restaurants that have been impacted by the pandemic and who wish to implement solutions in their businesses that will help with long-term resiliency making future uncertainties less impactful.

We have committed up to $120,000 for this program. Fund amounts will range from approximately $2,500 to $10,000 per restaurant. Restaurants provide gift certificates for distribution through our partners in the amount of funds received. Restaurants get a much-needed infusion of cash in one payment and help their community. We’ve helped dozens of restaurants provide thousands of meals to those in need.

You must express interest in this program by applying by Tuesday, October 26, 2021, by 11:59 pm.

Funds will be granted, and applicants will be notified of their status on or about Friday, November 5, 2021.

“What you are doing is amazing!  It helped people that needed food to eat, and it helped me keep my dream of owning a restaurant alive!” Restaurant in Downtown, Mountain View

Questions? email IdaRose Sylvester at

THANK YOU for Participating in our Special Limited Drive for CSA's
Treat Yourself Event, over 100 meals were donated!!!

In keeping with its mission to preserve and promote the dignity of its clients, Community Services Agency has scheduled its second “Treat Yourself” event on Sept. 25, a daylong event designed to provide a sense of well-being and belonging for its homeless clients.

Inspired by the TV comedy series “Parks and Recreation,” “Treat Yourself” will include games, art activities, and distribution of clothes, personal care items, and restaurant gift certificates from Appetite for Good.

Your donation, in any amount, goes towards $20 gift certificates for Asian Box, Los Portales, and Chef Chu’s, shared equally among the restaurants. Restaurants receive the full value of the gift certificates.

“These vouchers were great! They allowed me to have a warm meal and made me feel good to be able to go into a restaurant and get myself a sit down dinner for the first time in years.” – Gift certificate recipient

This drive ends Friday, September 17

We've fed over 2,000 people since
Appetite for Good started!

Food insecurity is still increasing. People are still unemployed and in debt, food insecurity continues to . Our community needs your help more than ever. Restaurants still need your help. Suffering from a year of losses, increased expenditures for PPE and outdoor seating supplies, like heaters, and still operating at a fraction of capacity, our restaurants are hurting. We help make things better for both restaurants and community members.

Thank you for a VERY SUCCESSFUL Empty Bowls 30! In partnership with Community Services Agency, we are going to feed many great families, and help our ten wonderful restaurant partners. We did it!

Appetite for Good

Helping Restaurants, Helping Food Insecure Families. Together, we will make it through the pandemic.

QBB Restaurant, Mountain View

“What you are doing is amazing! It helped people that needed food to eat, and it helped me keep my dream of owning a restaurant alive!”

Taqueria La Espuela, Mountain View

“They help us a lot in these times of crisis, and we are also able to help those who need it.”

JW Catering, Sunnyvale

“Appetite for Good’s efforts to support local restaurants and those facing food insecurity embody the best in humanity. By using her network of restaurants and community organizations, meals have been given to those in need and small restaurants have been able to keep staff employed in the most trying of times.”

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THANK YOU for Participating in our Special Limited Drive for CSA's
Treat Yourself Event, over 100 meals were donated!!!