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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

NYC Marathon

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


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