ROAR was founded in March 2020 by a group of hospitality veterans wanting to help all members of the NYC restaurant community when they needed it the most. Since then the mission of ROAR has not changed. We serve all NYC restaurant professionals by offering industry specific programming, physical/mental/financial fitness benefits and resource hub. A healthy restaurant community is one that is excited to grow professionally and personally everyday.
We are here to serve those who serve New York City.
WHAT WE'VE DONE
ROAR was born in March 2020, founded by a group of industry professionals impassioned to fight for unemployed restaurant workers facing financial hardship and to advocate for an industry in crisis
ROAR Restaurant Health and Wellness Project
ROAR’s 501(c)(3) funds a holistic suite of Health and Wellness Services to support New York City’s community of restaurant workers. We are offering therapy, financial coaching, meditation, health care, and so much more. Learn more about our programs here, and donate her
The ROAR Restaurant Worker Fund
During the onset of the pandemic, ROAR established a relief fund to support NYC’s restaurant employees facing financial uncertainty. In partnership with the Robin Hood Foundation, ROAR raised over $3,000,000 to support approximately 6000 of our city’s dedicated restaurant professionals through individual cash grants.
The ROAR Vaccination Bus
Through a partnership with the City of New York and our friends at ProMobile Kitchen, ROAR provided Covid-19 vaccines to 25,000 restaurant workers at mobile sites throughout the city during the spring of 2021
We ran 26.2 miles as team of restaurant industry members members to help raise awareness and money to improve the well being of the NYC restaurant community
ROAR x COA
We partnered with @joincoa to offer 1500 NYC restaurant professionals resources for mental health and emotional fitness
ROAR x Financial Gym
We partnered with @Financialgym to offer 1500 restaurant workers 3 month one on one personal finance coaching