To help support restaurant reopening efforts in communities across the country, US Foods is giving away free reopening kits to qualifying independent restaurant owners The reopening kits provide independent restaurant operators with must-have supplies such as masks and safety guidance posters as well as resource guides to navigate state and local coronavirus reopening requirements.

The initiative is part of the company’s larger effort to provide foodservice operators with expertise, resources and tools to help them successfully adapt their operations during the pandemic.

“Independent restaurants are an invaluable part of our local communities and we are committed to helping these businesses reopen, rebound and thrive,” says Andrew Iacobucci, chief merchandising officer for US Foods. “They have displayed a remarkable amount of resilience during COVID-19 and have helped all of us maintain sense of normalcy by keeping our pizza nights possible, our favorite burgers ready for curbside pick-up and our beloved comfort foods just a call or click away. As they begin to shift their operations to create adapted spaces where patrons can once again dine-in and gather, we believe the reopening kits will provide much- needed support to help them continue to run a successful business.”

Independent restaurant owners can visit to order a free reopening kit through June 19. The kits are available while supplies last and are designed for any qualifying independent restaurant operator in the United States.