We are all in this together as citizens of our global and local community. It is clear that we need to do our part to help “flatten the curve” and contain the spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. It is with heavy hearts that many owners all over the nation will make the decision to close their dining rooms until further notice.
The restaurant industry was booming with thriving concepts popping up in multiple locations, the rise of celebrity chefs and the loyal fandom that followed every bite. Employing over 16 million workers nationwide, service workers represent over 10% of the American workforce. This means that millions of people will be without employment, paychecks, and benefits until further notice.
Here are resources that will help with financial assistance, keeping food on your table, and (hopefully) some assurance that everything will be alright.
Service Workers Coalition
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance
Through the month of March, Alexis Foods will be opening their doors to service industry workers from 9AM-12PM (Monday-Friday), to purchase food at wholesale pricing while supplies last. Warehouse number (503) 445-4580.
From now until further notice Laughing Planet will be providing a free kids meal to kids who qualify for Meal Assistance Programs.
Proceeds of T-shirt sales go towards the hourly workers in the hospitality industry.
Please send us any sources that we missed, as we will be updating you all as frequently as we find them.