There is no doubt that the drastic measures taken to control the spread of Covid-19 have caused great commotion within the community of the hospitality industry, leaving them unemployed until further notice and causing stress and anxiety about their fate. Some restaurants have been able to change their business models to accommodate the latest regulations, while others have organized complimentary meals for the industry community. In order to help as much as possible at this time, Jennifer Marrero, a board member of the USBG has shared a list of resources for Hospitality workers.
USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance Program – Grant Assistance https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap (Brown-Forman donated $1 Million to help support this fund)
Florida Unemployment – http://connect.myflorida.com
One Fair Wage Emergency Fund – Cash assistance to tipped workers https://ofwemergencyfund.org/help
National Resource for Assistance with Bill Payment and Medical Coverage https://www.gigworkerscollective.org/covid-19-resources
A general resource for restaurant-related Covid-19 information https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/news/2020/3/15/resources-for-restaurants-and-workers-coping-with-the-covid-19-emergency
Miami Restaurant Employee Relief Fund-click on the link to donate or apply for a grant.
With up to date links/resources/articles
Eater-A list of Relief Funds for Restaurants/Bars
James Beard-How the Restaurant Industry is Responding to COVID-19
Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is updating a list of resources and relief funds.
Grant Support for families with children https://coregives.org/
State by state unemployment filing info https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/unemployment-benefits.aspx
F&B Industry Relief Food Program–http://alldaymia.com/familymeal
Free Food for students Wlrn.org
For Small Busines Owners
Small Business Association Disaster Assistancehttps://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19
Webinar-How to Prepare for the Economic & Legal Impact of COVID-19 (Tailored to the hospitality & Beverage Industry)Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 2 pm, Register here:https://overproof.com/covid-19/
- If you find yourself without a job, check The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce unemployment guide.
- Michael Schwartz, Brad Kilgore, and Michelle Bernstein have teamed up to create a GoFundMe to support restaurant workers.
- Follow Miami & Miami Beach Coronavirus Job loss or income reduced Support group on the Facebook group, they are collecting resources and useful information
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