Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, 51% of the company must be owned by a person or persons who are marginalized

Feed the Soul Foundation defines marginalized as a socially disadvantaged person belonging to one or more of the following groups with specific attention on racially marginalized individuals.

Specifically, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, but also includes people of color who are senior citizens, formerly incarcerated, undocumented, disabled (physical or mentally disabled) as well as those belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Yes. Culinary businesses include restaurants, food trucks, bars, lounges, mobile bartenders, catering companies, meal preparation company, café or beverage companies (e.g. coffee, smoothie, tea),

Yes. Currently, we are accepting applicants who live and do business in the United States (including Puerto Rico).

Yes. All applicants must be 18 years and older to apply.

No. All applicants must be in business for at minimum of 1 year (12 months) prior to applying.


The application is electronic. You must complete the application and attach all required documents to apply.

No. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Yes. All denied applicants can reapply the following year.

No. All accepted applicants can only participate in one (1) cohort.