ilili & ilili Box Employees Relief Effort

Dear Guests, Patrons, Fellow Alums, Friends, Family and Industry Colleagues,

I cannot sit idly by and not act on behalf of our collective staffs. 

While we are donating all our food stock to our 130 plus staff and families,

I am concerned about next week, the week after and after...

I have therefore decided to launch this fundraising. Our plan is to secure 8 weeks of sustenance per ilili and ilili Box employee/family that is most in need and distribute the balance to other employees of the restaurant industry in NYC.

We will start with low income individuals and work our way up.

The objective is to give packages of dry and canned foods, diapers and other necessities, that will allow the most affected, to cook for themselves during these difficult times.

We have reached out to our suppliers to see who is willing to donate or sell to us at cost.

We will be putting together teams of volunteer that will sort, bag and create a friction less pickup system, in the best sanitary conditions possible.

We are exploring technologies that will help us track who is getting what to avoid any duplicate donations.

We will continue to adapt and evolve as conditions change.

Please join me in trying to make a difference in these difficult times.

Together will help soften the burden this pandemic is putting on all of us.

Please be safe and diligent, and Thank You in advance...

Philippe G. Massoud

Chef owner of ilili    and ilili Box

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 9 hrs
  • Jennifer Velez 
    • $20 
    • 2 d
  • Stuart Shroff 
    • $75 
    • 8 d
  • Omar Jabri 
    • $100 
    • 10 d
  • Mitchell Littman 
    • $100 
    • 10 d
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Philippe Massoud 
New York, NY
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