Who Serve Us
While our Foundation has been around for more than three decades, the inspiration for Restaurants Care came just a few years ago. Jose, a cook in Sacramento, was struck in a hit and run on his way home after a late-night shift. He suffered a broken back, amongst other life-threatening injuries. The doctors at UC Davis Medical Center didn’t expect him to live.
The restaurant community came together and raised money to support Jose while he recovered. At that moment, we knew that something bigger had to happen. Restaurants Care was created to take care of the most vulnerable in our industry. We are here to offer care, support and hope during their darkest hour.
Celebrating 3 Years!
We launched the Restaurants Care relief fund in 2017 with the goal of creating a safety-net for California restaurant workers in crisis. In three short years, we’ve seen our restaurant community through five natural disasters, one global pandemic, and countless daily hardships. We’ve helped 1,443 cooks, dishwashers, servers and bartenders. And we’re just getting started! Thank you for joining us on this important journey to care for our food families.
Restaurants Care Grants Awarded Since 2017
Natural Disaster Grants Awarded Since 2017
COVID-19 Grants Awarded Since 2020
what drives us
Restaurants Care’s mission is to provide support for our restaurant families in need by offering financial assistance for basic living expenses as people recover from an injury, illness, death in the family, or unseen hardship. We are investing in our current workforce, the heart of our community, restaurant workers in their time of need.
We are moved and honored to be a resource to our restaurant community, and we look forward to helping many more through Restaurants Care.
serving. supporting. caring.