COVID-19 Resources & Information

Listed below are several websites that provide valuable COVID-19 and Foodservice and Restaurant related information that will help you stay abreast of ever-changing conditions in the foodservice industry regarding the Coronavirus:


SBA Paycheck Protection Program for Merchants Foodservice Customers – CLICK HERE

New York Times: Safe Dining? Hard to Imagine, but Many Restaurants Are Trying

Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business Owners – To optimize the application process, Merchants Foodservice recommends that you apply for the Paycheck Protection Program through the financial institution that currently handles and manages the finances for your business.


Sign Federal Request from the Independent Restaurant Coalition

Statement From Merchants’ CEO Andy Mercier Asking for Support of Federal Request from the Independent Restaurant Coalition

Paycheck Protection Program Application Process – TRUSTMARK BANK

Paycheck Protection Program Application Process – BANCORP SOUTH

Statement from Merchants President & CEO Andy Mercier

Statement from Merchants VP of Purchasing Tom West

FDA Info: How is Coronavirus Affecting Food Products?

IFDA and Industry Groups Letter to the Administration

IFDA Emergency Response Guidelines for Foodservice Distributors in the Event of a Pandemic

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Application Download

SBA Disaster Loans Three Step Process Guide

CDC Experts Say It’s Safe to Order Food Delivery During COVID-19 Outbreak