The Inspiring Resilience of the Restaurant Industry: Ways to Act and Help

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It’s no secret the restaurant world has been hard hit by COVID-19. Here we will keep a running list going of things you can do to help:

 

A New York Hospitality Coalition has formed, if you work in the trade in any capacity, please join it here!


ROAR.NY is a relief plan & petition put together by tens of NY hospitality groups including Momofuku, Jean-Georges, Contra and Atoboy, who ask the government to implement well-formulated relief bills – read more and sign here:

https://www.change.org/p/ny-governor-andrew-cuomo-roar-relief-opportunity-for-all-restaurants


Assistance for Individuals & Businesses:

https://secure.restaurantworkerscf.org/np/clients/restaurantworkerscf/donation.jsp?campaign=2&forwardedFromSecureDomain=1&test=true
-Link to donate
https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/news/2020/3/15/resources-for-restaurants-and-workers-coping-with-the-covid-19-emergency
-List of seek assistance & additional information

https://www.c19helpsquad.com/
-Sign up to give or receive financial assistance and connect with others who need or are willing to provide help via shopping for groceries, chores around the home, etc. 

https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap
-Grants for bartenders and / or their spouses & children

https://ofwemergencyfund.org/help
-Cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers, and other service workers

https://a069-access.nyc.gov/accesshra/
-Food Stamps, Cash Assistance, Medicaid, and additional government-run assistance programs


Venmo Account @win-son 
-Relief fund for undocumented workers 

https://serviceindustry.tips/
-“Tip your bartender” program — electronically tip a bartender when enjoying a beverage at home
-Punch (IG @punch_drink) also working on a similar program – details TBA 


-Venmo @bkservicecoalition

https://www.eater.com/2020/3/17/21182293/coronavirus-relief-funds-restaurants-food-service-workers
-List of relief funds for restaurants, bars, and service workers

General Resources: 


https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/

https://punchdrink.com/articles/were-in-this-together-how-to-help-hospitality-industry-coronavirus/
-Updated daily with new resources & ways to help

https://vinepair.com/coronavirus-drinks-industry/

-Live blog with the latest news and analysis on the effects of the Covid-19 on the drinks industry

 

https://imbibemagazine.com/how-to-help-the-hospitality-industry-during-covid-19-closures/?utm_source=soldsie&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=200315_howtosupportthehospitalitycommunityduringcovid-19closures
-Links to relief funds & initiatives across the country

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/how-to-support-restaurants
-List of merchandise and goods available from affected businesses & other helpful information

Relief for Businesses: 

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page
-Loans & grants for small businesses affected by COVID-19 
 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNOye6aCd4Z1xbfYZ1X8cpYye-v8ZW1azFMEgCXMZ_O7HB7A/viewform
-Survey for Nightlife Workers, Freelancers, and Business Impacted by COVID-19 

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2020/03/15/grubhub-has-suspended-its-collection-of-commission-fees-from-independent-restaurants
-Commission fees suspended for independent restaurants in Boston, Chicago, New York City, Portland, and San Francisco. 

Mental Health Resources: 

https://restaurantafterhours.org/resources#b6a8f63b-a115-424a-82d7-d529048fe294
-Support groups for members of the hospitality industry

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/nyc-well.page
-24/7 toll-free counseling via phone, text, or online

Temporary Work: 

https://forms.gle/pMSpShn7rPAY6rDQ7
-Please fill out this form if you are a service worker affected by a restaurant closure and would like to be connected to wine & spirits shops in NYC seeking assistance with delivery orders and other related services.

Marketing & Outreach:  

-Email hello@thefeiringline.com with your updated delivery options, links to a website / menu, etc. to be featured in Alice’s website and newsletter.

Also, please respond to this email with updates regarding your business! We would love to support and promote what you’ve got going on.

Contacting Government Officials: 

http://www.mygovnyc.org
-Search your representatives by address – includes contact information

https://ny.curbed.com/2017/3/15/14886664/nyc-elected-officials-representative-how-to-contact
-Breakdown of key elected officials with contact information, description of their role, and stances on major issues. 

 

Adaptation & Resilience:

The MAD feed

A daily update by Noma’s educational branch publishing inspirational tips & measures from restaurants fighting the Covid-19 crisis all around the world.

 

Million Gallons

Turning unused ingredients and staff into delicious soups feeding the community

Here is a list of funds setup by specific New York City Restaurants to help their workers:

Atoboy NYC https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-atofam
Colonia Verde BK https://www.gofundme.com/f/colonia-verde-amp-cosmico-workers-relief-fund
LIC Market https://www.gofundme.com/f/lic-market-team-needs-help?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
Hunky Dory https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-our-hunkys
Il Buco https://www.gofundme.com/f/il-buco-family-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
Racines https://www.toasttab.com/racines-ny/giftcards
The Finch https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-finch-needs-your-help?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
Pinch Chinese They are giving 30% of the money raised from gift certificates directly to staff: https://www.toasttab.com/pinchchinesenyc/giftcards
Egg Restaurant https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-egg-staff
Lil Deb’s Oasis https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-support-the-staff-at-lil039-deb039s-oasis?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
Misi https://www.gofundme.com/f/grovehouse-family-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
Lois Bar gift cards to support staff: https://squareup.com/gift/VPXVTP03NSETS/order
Niche Niche/Tokyo Record Bar https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-best-people-on-earth-in-a-time-of-need/donate
Hometown BBQ & Red Hook Tavern https://www.gofundme.com/f/hometown-bbq-and-red-hook-tavern-support-page?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet
Clay https://www.gofundme.com/f/clay-restaurant-family-relief-fund?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet+exp4va
Colonie/Pips/Gran Electrica https://www.gofundme.com/f/colonie-amp-gran-electrica
Cookshop/the bowery group https://www.gofundme.com/f/thebowerygroupp
Hotel Delmano https://www.gofundme.com/f/hotel-delmano-employee-family-fund
Grand Army Bar https://www.gofundme.com/f/grand-army-staff-support?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
Tradesman https://www.gofundme.com/f/funds-for-the-employees-of-tradesman
City Winery https://www.gofundme.com/f/city-winery-employee-relief-fund?member=3950736&utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=supportouremployees
meme’s diner https://www.memesdiner.com/covid-19-staff-fund-donation
Lawrence park Hudson https://www.gofundme.com/f/lawrence-park-employee-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
Pheasant https://www.gofundme.com/url_shortener/u/xrn2xf
Momofuku https://www.gofundme.com/f/momofuku-employees-relief-fund?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet
Oxalis https://www.gofundme.com/f/oxalis-employee-relief-fund
Saint julivert https://gofundme.com/f/txiki
Miss Ada https://www.gofundme.com/f/miss-ada-employee-relief-fund