Venue Staff Help

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As you know, COVID-19 has forced most bars, restaurants and other small businesses across the country to close or reduce activity. During this difficult time, we wanted to provide you with some useful links to resources that may provide critical information and financial assistance on a national, state local level. We will be updating this list as we learn about new efforts to help individuals and businesses.

Please know that things will get better in time and as long as we support one another, this is something that we will all overcome, together.
Updated 4/27/20
National Bar & Restaurant Foundations, Resources & Funds
Another Round, Another Rally:
https://anotherroundanotherrally.org/
CORE – Children of Restaurant Employees:
https://coregives.org/
Dining Bond Initiative:
https://diningbond.com/
Go Tip ‘Em:
http://gotipem.com/
James Beard Foundation Relief Fund:
https://jamesbeard.org/relief
One Fair Wage Emergency Fund:
https://ofwemergencyfund.org/
Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation:
https://restaurantworkerscf.org/
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund:
https://rerf.us/
ROC United: Restaurant Opportunities Centers United:
https://rocunited.org/
USBG – Bartender Emergency Assistance Program:
https://usbgfoundation.org/beap
Restaurant Strong Fund:
https://restaurantstrong.org
Southern Smoke Foundation:
https://southernsmoke.org/
State & City Resources, Donation Pages & Support
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
California
Los Angeles GoFundMe
Off the Menu supports local small business restaurant partners. Raising money to donate to them. All funds will go toward helping restaurants pay their employees’ wages. All money donated will be split evenly amongst the restaurants.
Open Restaurants To-Go
Aggregator to find what restaurants in the San Francisco area are open for take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery.
Georgia
Giving Kitchen
Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources.
Kentucky
Restaurant Worker Relief Program
LEE Initiative will turn 610 Magnolia into a relief center for any restaurant worker who has been laid off or has had a significant reduction in hours. Offering help for those in dire need of food and supplies. Details here.
Lousiana
LRA Guidance for Louisiana Restaurant Workers/Apply for unemployment insurance
Info/assistance. The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) doing what they can to ensure impacted workers receive the benefits they’re eligible for.
MASSACHUSETTS
Cambridge Virtual Tip Jar
This virtual tip jar is for local service industry staff – employees at bars, restaurants, salons, etc – to post their Venmo or Paypal information so that customers, neighbors, and Cambridge community members can continue to support them.
Lowell GoFundMe
This fund will be used exclusively to support the individual kitchen staff, bartenders and servers out of work from downtown Lowell’s bar/restaurants.
Boston GoFundMe
This emergency fund is being established as an aid for workers in the hospitality industry, particularly the restaurant sector, in Boston, MA and surrounding communities who have seen a direct financial impact as a result of COVID-19.
Behind You Inc
BEHIND YOU! provides financial assistance to food service employees who are unable to work due to illness or injury.
MICHIGAN
Lansing GoFundMe
A relief fund for restaurant workers in Michigan.
ROC Michigan Lansing Relief Center
Are you a service industry worker and in need of assistance? R.O.C. Michigan and partners are help to help. Complete the form below and someone will be in touch soon.
MINNESOTA
Service Workers Paypal Pool
This mutual aid fund was created by community organizers from Saint Paul, MN to support service workers. Service workers who were sent home and need funds for food, medical bills, childcare, or any other financial stressors can make a confidential funds request here
MPLS/STP Tip Jar
Virtual tip jar for restaurant workers in MPLS/STP.
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Dover GoFundMe
This fund is for emergency relief of as many restaurant workers as this fund will allow us to cover.
NEW YORK
Restaurant Worker NYC Solidarity FB Group
A Facebook group meant to provide resources, gather supplies, offer knowledge, childcare, and help navigate the system or even just a place to vent about the stress of dealing with the personal and economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
OHIO
Powell GoFundMe
Accepting donations that will be shared amongst restaurant workers at Prohibition Gastro Lounge to aid in this extremely challenging time.
PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Mutual Aid FB Group
Mutual aid resources for restaurant workers in the Greater Pittsburgh area during the COVID-19 pandemic
Pittsburgh Virtual Tip Jar
This virtual tip jar is for local service industry staff – employees at bars, restaurants, salons, etc – to post their Venmo or Paypal information so that they can receive support
Greater PGH Restaurant Workers Emergency Fund Application
Emergency fund for restaurant workers in the greater Pittsburgh area.
TENNESSEE
Tennessee Action for Hospitality
A coalition of independent restaurant owners, hourly workers and chefs working together to connect Tennessee hospitality workers as a united front to expedite the protection, relief and welfare of and for hospitality workers at a local, state and federal level.
VIRGINIA
Charlottesville Restaurant Community Fund
All money donated will go directly to the individuals (local Charlottesville restaurant workers) who need the monetary support the most. Funds will be dispersed to these individuals as they come in.
WASHINGTON
The Big Table (Seattle-based)
Community resources for hospitality employees.
Washington D.C.
DC Virtual Tip Jar
A virtual tip jar for restaurant workers that goes directly to the worker. Fill out if you are a restaurant worker.
DMV Service Industry Support Group
This group is a dedicated space for service industry workers to: vent, share resources/information, share stories and seek/provide community support.
WISCONSIN
Madison Virtual Tip Jar
Community resources for hospitality employees.