Two Newport restaurants – The Reef and Stoneacre Brasserie – are stepping up to help local hospitality professionals through the COVID-19 crisis.

Starting today, Friday, March 27th, the Reef will begin offering free Family Meal Fridays to those who work or have recently worked in the hospitality industry. Orders can be placed on Fridays between 9am – 2pm, and picked up or delivered (contact-less) between 4pm-8pm. See contact details below and follow @thereefnewport to see the weekly menu.

Stoneacre Brasserie has also launched a Family Meal program offering free family meals to industry professionals twice per week. From a @stoneacrebrasserie Instagram post earlier this week: “We will prepare enough twice a week to serve between 150-200 people within the hospitality community. This program will continue throughout the quarantine period or until we can no longer financially support the program.” Sign up to be added to the Family Meal list for this Saturday by emailing First come, first served. Pick up is at Stoneacre Wine & Spirits, 580 Thames Street, 12-8 PM Wednesday & Saturday. Delivery is available. Follow @stoneacrebrasserie on Instagram to see the weekly menu.