More than 86% of Latino business owners report experiencing immediate negative effects of COVID-19, according to a recent survey by Stanford University. Similar estimates have been reported for other entrepreneurs of color.
Cargill and Rumba Meats, its meat brand focused on celebrating family and keeping Latino traditions alive, have partnered with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) to launch a new Emergency Economic Relief Grants Program to assist Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and small business owners affected by COVID-19.
Through this generous program, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a $15,000 to provide emergency microgrants to Fort Worth small businesses. The goal of this program is to ensure Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) have access to the information, resources, and funds they need to get past these difficult times.