Restaurants Care’s COVID-19 Response
Since March, we have been humbled by the need of those in our restaurant community. While we’re not out of the woods yet, we’ve made a meaningful impact. Because of our community’s generosity, we have been able to provide grants to over 1,160 restaurant workers and their families (and counting!). Donations paid for groceries, rent, utility bill payments, and other critical necessities. Together we’ve kept families together and fridges full.
Please note, we have closed our COVID relief grant application as we’ve awarded all available funding. (Tenga en cuenta que hemos cerrado nuestra solicitud de subvención de ayuda COVID ya que hemos concedido todos los fondos disponibles.) We realize the recent stay-at-home order in California has made this time even more challenging and that the need is great. Click here for additional resources.
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Help Us Rebuild
We mobilized quickly to provide all available resources to cooks, servers, dishwashers and more as the pandemic grew. Help us rebuild the fund so we can say “yes” when we receive a request for help.
Restaurants Care is an established emergency assistance fund for California restaurant workers year-round. We help people stay afloat during chemo, natural disasters, death in the family, and yes – a global pandemic too.
We need your help to rebuild the fund. Please donate so we can provide a critical safety-net for those in our community.
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“I’m a chef and restaurant operator. In 2017 when fires devastated wine country I teamed up with Restaurants Care® to help. They are on the frontlines helping to preserve our California food culture by helping the workers at the heart of our food family. By coming together in this crisis, we can serve hope to those suffering and get through this.”
– Tyler Florence
let's get together (virtually)
WEBINAR: Awareness and Support for Substance Use + Suicide Prevention
September 11, 2020
This presentation will seek to shed light on why substance use and suicide prevention efforts matter for owners and management, as well as what they can do to create a culture of support. Restaurant owners and managers will walk away with tangible strategies and tools to support their employees.
WEBINAR: Maxed Out! Managing Stress for You, Your Guests, and Staff
July 01, 2020
Learn practical stress management strategies and how to create an emotionally safe environment for you, your staff and your guests. This webinar is focused on wellness needs for the foodservice community.
WEBINAR: Managing Financial Anxiety During a Pandemic
August 24, 2020
These are scary and unpredictable times. Many of you have had to make tough decisions and worrying about how to get by financially can be overwhelming. Our experts will share insights on the economic outlook, provide practical advice and tools for coping, and connect you to resources to help you weather this storm.