Available Now: Financial Assistance For Restaurant Workers And Bartenders

03/20/2020 in
Available Now: Financial Assistance For Restaurant Workers And Bartenders

Several organizations are trying to help those who have lost their earnings during this uncertain time. 

In Lower Manhattan, with restaurants and bars being forced to limit operations, service and hospitality workers are some of the hardest hit. If you’re out of work because of the COVID-19 outbreak, these organizations can provide key resources during the crisis: Did you know there was a United States Bartender’s Guild? Based in Nevada, this organization is offering small grants to bartenders and servers (or their families) who work in bars in all 50 states. 

The Restaurant Workers Community Foundation is planning to launch a relief fund that will be available to anyone in the United States. Keep an eye out.

One Fair Wage is another organization helping restaurant workers, as well as delivery drivers and rideshare company drivers, like Uber and Lyft.

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United is offering financial assistance to restaurant workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

If you don’t work in the restaurant industry but want to help your fellow New Yorkers who do, all of the aforementioned organizations are accepting donations to further their financial assistance programs. 

For more resources to help service industry employees during this extraordinary time, check out this list compiled by Eater.

photo: Mark Weinberg/Fraunces Tavern

Related articles

Four Eggs Prepared for Hatching At Water Street Falcon's Nest
Four Eggs Prepared for Hatching At Water Street Falcon's Nest

Uplifting news while everyone continues refreshing their screens for the next available...

Flag Buffs Will Delight At Fraunces Tavern Museum’s Two New Exhibitions
Flag Buffs Will Delight At Fraunces Tavern Museum’s Two New Exhibitions

History nerds, mark your calendars: On Friday, April 2, Fraunces Tavern Museum debuts two...

How To Celebrate The Holidays In Lower Manhattan
How To Celebrate The Holidays In Lower Manhattan

Without the usual festive parties, family get-togethers and packed shopping streets,...

Tags