Grants & Partnerships
OUR NYC EMPLOYEE RELIEF FUND, ESTABLISHED PROUDLY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROBIN HOOD, GAVE ONE-TIME $500 CASH GRANTS TO RESTAURANT WORKERS.
In the height of the COVID crisis, we established our employee relief fund to support NYC’s restaurant workers facing unemployment and rampant uncertainty with cash assistance. We've been able to get relief and assistance to those who needed it as quickly as possible.
To date, in partnership with Robin Hood, we’ve raised over $3,000,000 dollars to support laid off NYC restaurant workers facing incredible economic hardship as a result of the pandemic. Along with partners such as DoorDash, Credit Suisse, Lingua Franca, San Pellegrino and some incredibly generous friends of the restaurant industry, we’ve been able to support 3,073 NYC restaurant workers and their families, facing unprecedented loss, uncertainty and loss as a result of COVID19.
As of May 2021, our fund has completely been dispersed. We are working on creating new programs to support this city's tireless and indispensable restaurant workers with programming related to physical and mental health, as well as financial support. Stay tuned for more information!
Our incredible fundraising partners have been instrumental in our ability to support our fund with Robin Hood as well as making our crucial advocacy work possible. We’ve worked on everything from speciality wine packages benefiting the ROAR x Robin Hood fund with Parcelle, to developing a burger collab with Gabe Stulman and Shake Shake, to being the lucky beneficiaries of a charity trading day with Credit Suisse. The possibilities are endless and every little helps!