With our favorite restaurants closed or only able to do delivery and/or takeout service during the COVID-19 pause, many service-industry employees are out of work or working fewer hours. Thankfully, there’s a way to help them, even after you’ve ordered and demolished your dinner.
Several Downtown restaurants have set up GoFundMe accounts, which can help fill the wage gaps that so many of your former servers, baristas and bartenders are experiencing right now. If you are interested in directly supporting your neighborhood go-tos, check out these links:
Below are additional restaurant assistance programs and a petition to extend additional support to restaurant workers and operators:
—Blue Park Kitchen is putting 100% of its gift-card sales directly into the paychecks of its workers.
—R&R Coffee via PayPal (RandRCoffeeFiDi@gmail.com), Venmo (RandRCoffee-FiDi)
—James Beard Foundation Food And Beverage Industry Relief Fund
—Neighborhood Projects supporting Tribeca’s Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs, Smith & Mills, Yves, Holy Ground and Warren 77
If you find a related GoFundMe account we didn’t list, let us know and we’ll update this post. (last updated on Friday, April 3, 2020)