Dorchester resident Cheryl Straughter recently received a community impact grant for $5,000. 

Straughter is the owner and chef of Soleil in Nubian Square and a spot at Boston Public Market! Soleil specializes in made-from-scratch, homestyle soul food using local ingredients as often as possible with an emphasis on healthiness without sacrificing flavor.  In 2023, Soleil won the Best of Boston Award from Boston Magazine for “Best Food Hall Vendor.”

Soleil is one of 12 small businesses statewide that received community impact grants from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) in partnership with the Grubhub Community Fund. 

About the NGLCC Community Impact Grant Program

NGLCC and the Grubhub Community Fund have come together once again to provide vital assistance for LGBTQ+-owned and allied restaurants, cafes, bars serving food, and other eating establishments. The NGLCC Community Impact Grant Program, supported by the Grubhub Community Fund, provides a financial lifeline to these businesses with grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

Image via Soleil Instagram 

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