Restaurant Strong Fund
- Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation are bringing the successful Restaurant Strong Fund to 20 total states to aid the restaurant workers impacted by the Covid-19 closures.
- Samuel Adams is donating over $2MM to kickstart funding in: Arizona, Illinois, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, South Carolina, Connecticut, Maine, New York, Tennessee, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.
- Restaurant workers in these states will be eligible to apply for $1,000 grants supported by individual and corporate donations. To apply for a grant, please visit: https://www.restaurantstrong.org
- Patrón has donated $1,000,000 to CORE, Another Round Another Rally and other nonprofit partners of the hospitality industry. This donation goes directly to support those in the food & beverage industry in this critical time of need. Visit the sites below to apply for assistance from these organizations:
- CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees) is distributing critical funds for essential needs to directly affected families of restaurant employees, including medical supplies and equipment, gas, groceries, clothing, therapy, utilities, and rent and mortgage payments.
- Another Round Another Rally is supporting front-of-house and back-of-house staff in the food and beverage industry around the nation who are in need of micro grants while they are out of work due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
- The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund was created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. This Fund is operated by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, whose mission is to attract, empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice workers.
- Visit RERF.US for more information.
The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) Bartender Emergency Assistance Fund
- Diageo North America is pledging $1,000,000 to The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) Bartender Emergency Assistance Fund to support those who will go without work during this challenging time. For those that don’t know the USBG, they are a non-profit professional society of bartenders and other hospitality professionals uniting the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. The USGB and the USGB National Charity Foundation are currently raising funds to provide financial support for bartenders who have lost income due to the Covid-19 pandemic, through the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. Visit: www.usbgfoundation.org/beap for more information.
- Be sure to check with your state and local government for additional resources that may be available in your area.
Food & Nutrition Assistance Programs
- If you have young children at home who receive free lunches during the school year, please check with your local school system as many are continuing to make these free lunches available for pick-up. Visit: Free Meals for Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis
- WIC provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. Visit: https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/wic-how-apply
- SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. Visit: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/recipient/eligibility
- TEFAP is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Visit: https://www.fns.usda.gov/tefap/emergency-food-assistance-program
Health Insurance and Medical Expenses
- If you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for benefits through your state. Visit: https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/
- If you are experiencing life changes such as losing health coverage or having a baby, or to check qualification for Medicaid or CHIP visit: https://www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/
Home Internet Access
- Comcast Internet Essentials, a low-cost home internet package for qualifying individuals and households, is now available for free for the first two months. https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
- Access Program from AT&T, is a low-cost home internet package for qualifying individuals and households. https://www.att.com/help/covid-19/