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.

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