Help Chef Bee Get Her Truck!

Let's help Chef Bee's 'Sisters on a Roll' become a fully functional mobile cafe, complete with a food truck and trailer!  

With a fully operational food truck and trailer opening opportunities for meal service all over Detroit, Chef Bee believes she can generate enough revenue to create new jobs by adding four people to her team.
“One purpose for this business is healing people with food,” Chef Bee says. “If we’re stuck in one locale, we have to wait for people to come to us. But if we’re mobile, we can take it to them.”
Over the past few years, Chef Bee has been working to secure enough capital to fully transform the food truck and trailer into a mobile kitchen. And up until the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, she was earning steady revenue hosting pop-ups and working out of Nosh Pit in Hamtramck to prepare food for wholesale distribution.
The ban on in-person dining during months-long stretches throughout 2020 nearly eliminated income for the business.
Before the pandemic, Sisters On A Roll distributed free meals to the food insecure at the Rosa Parks Transit Center in downtown Detroit. Last spring, Chef Bee suspended this service, but once businesses began to slowly reopen, she resumed. 
For Chef Bee, the community service component of Sisters On A Roll is as vital to the business as getting the food truck up and running. It has been sustained by donations from individuals who enjoy her food and believe in her work.

And recently, Chef Bee was informed that funding that she and 2,965 other priority applicants were supposed to be awarded from the U.S. Small Business Administration Restaurant Revitalization Fund wasn't GOING TO HAPPEN!  The email is below:

From: <no-[email redacted]>
Date: Sat, Jun 12, 2021, 11:32 PM
Subject: Restaurant Revitalization - Important Notice
Restaurant Revitalization Award Portal
Dear Applicant,
We regret to inform you that, due to recent court rulings, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will not be able to disburse your Restaurant Revitalization Fund award.
Through the American Rescue Plan Act, the SBA launched the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which prioritized applications from small businesses owned and controlled by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals for the first 21 days of the program. After SBA launched the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, three lawsuits were filed challenging the 21-day priority application period—one in the Eastern District of Tennessee and two in the Northern District of Texas. These lawsuits have led to three adverse court rulings against the SBA.
The SBA is not able to pay 2,965 priority applicants – including yourself – who were previously approved and notified of their approval. SBA will not pay these claims because the legal conclusions in these court rulings would preclude payment. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the SBA, filed a notice and a declaration in the Northern District of Texas and the Eastern District of Tennessee to notify the courts that these 2,965 payments would not be made.
SBA’s leadership is frustrated with this outcome and remains committed to doing everything we can to support disadvantaged businesses getting the help they need to recover from this historic pandemic.
Office of Capital Access
U.S. Small Business Administration

Let's pool our money together and make sure Chef Bee can still get her food truck!

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