supporting neighborhood restaurants
The Grateful Table Dine Out
This November, we’re asking you to support your neighborhood restaurants and show gratitude for the restaurant workers. It’s that simple! By dining out, you’ll be helping restaurants and restaurant workers going into the holiday season. They’ve always been there for us. Let’s show up for them.
Restaurants operators! We have free downloadable assets and tools for you. Participation is free and simple.
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 1,100 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, while our application is still live for COVID-19 related relief grants, our funding for these specific requests has tapered. We are still accepting applications and will review them when and if additional monies are received.
Due to our current resources and in an effort to help our most vulnerable, Restaurants Care grants are evaluated in the following order of priority for restaurant workers who are:
(1) Diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19), or a caregiver for an immediate family member who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or quarantined with a doctor’s note
(2) Restaurant closed and out of work 3 weeks or more and no unemployment benefits
All grant applications are accepted on-line only. I’m sorry we cannot take phone call applications. Thank you for your understanding.
we need you
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.
Contact Alycia Harshfield at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
join the movement
“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
thank you to our food family donors
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.