Restaurants CareServing. Supporting. Caring.
Your donations provide direct relief to food and beverage workers facing an unforeseen hardship.
Relief Grants for Restaurants in April 2023
The Resilience Fund returns this April. Since 2021, the Resilience Fund has provided aid to 788 independent restaurants. The application will be live April 15-30. Please sign up below to receive alerts and updates about this fund. Funding for grants made possible by SoCalGas, PG&E, and SDG&E.
Get to know Restaurants Care
Restaurants Care provides financial relief year-round to food + beverage workers across California. Donations power this critical life-line. Everything we do is 100% powered by donations. Your gift will make a meaningful impact.
2022 Impact Report
In 2022 you helped strengthen California’s only statewide relief fund for food and beverage workers and small restaurants. From providing stable housing, to buying baby formula, to helping make payroll, grants from Restaurants Care kept hundreds of people afloat. See our impact by the numbers.
Who Serve Us
Assistance for F+B workers during times of crisis.
Restaurants Care is a nonprofit fund that provides direct relief grants to food and beverage workers in California. Grants cover basic needs like groceries and rent while people recover from illness, injury, natural disaster, death in the family, and more. We helped over 1,900 F+B workers and their families since 2017.
How We Help
We provide up to $2,500 directly to F+B workers experiencing illness, injury, natural disaster, or death in the immediate family.
Restaurants Care is a program of the California Restaurant Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that has been serving the community since 1981. We created a safety-net for food and beverage workers in 2017 and a safety-net for small restaurant owners in 2021. Restaurants Care provides hope and stability to those at the heart of California’s vibrant food and drink community.
What We Help With
death in the family
Who We Help
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Restaurants Care Champions
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Host an Event
Make an impact! Host an event at your restaurant, business or home to support Restaurants Care.
Download the Additional Resources PDF for more information about available services.
Download a Poster
Hang this poster in your kitchen or Back of House to let your employees know about this new resource!
The Grateful Table
A chef-driven dinner with exciting wine pairings all to celebrate and support our restaurant community!
Equator Coffees + Chef Tyler Florence
our restaurant community
Wolf It Down Collection
Equator Coffee has partnered with Chef Tyler Florence to bring you a pair of delicious coffees with a purpose. For each bag sold, $3 will go to Restaurants Care to provide financial support to restaurant employees facing an unforeseen hardship.
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
Wolf It Down Blend
A rich and smooth, highlighting a deep-toned coffee from small garden farms in the Lake Toba region of Sumatra, which offer nuances of sweet grapefruit and aromatic wood.
Wolf It Down Espresso
With flavors of fruit, dark chocolate and spice the result in an espresso sweet enough to taste great on its own, while maintaining enough richness and intensity to stand up to milk.
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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.
Helping those in Need
Restaurants Care provides up to $2,500 directly to food and beverage workers facing an unforeseen hardship.
Grants help to cover basic living expenses such as rent, food and utilities as someone works through a crisis. If you are injured, ill, in a natural disaster or experience personal challenges from mental health or substance abuse, Restaurants Care is here to help.
If faced with an immediate emergency situation, call 911. If contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Restaurants Care is proud to honor the rich diversity of the foodservice community in California through our programs and services whereby all we serve feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability or any other bias.
To learn more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.