The unprecedented impact on our restaurant and bar community has deeply affected an entire ecosystem of workers and their families across Mexico and the U.S. This past year, we were able to lend our support through organizations such as James Beard Foundation Open for Good, USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance Program, and Amigos al Cien in Mexico.
This holiday season, we’re proud to continue to support our community with charitable donations to Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation, whose Emergency Relief Fund provides direct relief for restaurant workers. We’re also continuing our support for Amigos Al Cien, who as part of their mission, provide direct relief for workers in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
We hope you join us this year in supporting some of the outstanding organizations below.
Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers. The directing funds raised during this crisis will be allocated to individual restaurant workers, non-profit organizations serving restaurant workers in crisis, and as zero-interest loans for restaurants to get back up and running.
Open for Good is the James Beard Foundation’s campaign to help independent restaurants rebuild better and thrive for the long term. Its programs provide critical resources to help independent restaurants build the capacity to come back stronger, more equitable, more sustainable, and more resilient.
The USBG Foundation provides grants to qualified applicants who are in need of financial assistance through their Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. The purpose of this program is to assist qualified bartenders, bar backs, and bar servers who encounter temporary, emergent, financial hardship.
ROAR New York, partnering with Robin Hood Foundation, provides relief opportunities for all restaurants by raising donations for a New York city restaurant employee relief fund. The Fund grants are intended to be awarded on a first-come-first served basis to those individuals facing unprecedented economic hardship.
Local restaurant and bar owners around the country formed the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) to save the small restaurants and bars affected by COVID-19 and the subsequent economic shutdown. Together, they are fighting on behalf of 500,000 small businesses across the country.
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