Restaurant & Hospitality COVID-19 Resources

US Foods

California Restaurant Association

California Restaurant Association

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation

AFL-CIO Federal and State Resources for Workers – Find unemployment insurance benefit resources and related information for workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

US Bartender Guild – COVID-19 State-by-State – State-by-state resources for workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Another Round, Another Rally Fund – We’re offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re also collecting donations from community members willing to help their hospitality-industry friends and neighbors stay afloat in this time of uncertainty. To apply for a grant or make a donation, use the links below.

Lift Your Spirits Fund – Make a video in which you mix your favorite drink, say a toast to those affected in the restaurant, food service and hospitality industry, and post it to your social media accounts using #LiftYourSpirits.  The last step is to challenge your friends to do the same and to send a gift to the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) that turns a tip into a donation for restaurant, food service and hospitality workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis!

USBG Emergency Fund  – Bartender emergency assistance program available to all bartenders or the spouse or child of a bartender.

RWCF Crisis Relief Fund – A crisis relief fund to direct money to organizations leading on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community, to provide zero-interest loans to businesses to maintain payroll during closure or re-open once this crisis has passed, and to establish a relief fund for individual workers facing economic hardships or health crises as a direct result of COVID-19.

OFW Emergency Fund – Providing free, cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers — who are seeing their income decline during this disaster, or aren’t able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns.

CORE Gives – CORE grants support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances.

Rent Assistance – Rent Assistance provides a directory of rental assistance agencies and organizations that will help you pay your rent. Some listings are government organizations other are non-profits and charities that offer rental assistance programs.

Dining Bonds Initiative – Global initiative to get funds into the hands of restaurants, even if they are temporarily closed, by selling bonds at a value rate to be redeemed for face value at a future date

Go Tip ‘Em! – Website where you can still tip your favorite bartender.

KaTom Restaurant Supply – a commercial restaurant equipment industry, offering quality restaurant, bar, and kitchen supplies online at wholesale prices, along with start-up guides, industry news and information, food delivery safety, microban and anti-bacterial products to use in kitchens, and so on.

National Organizing & Support

Stop The Spread Petition – Petition demanding all food chains in America to adopt a paid sick leave measure in this time of health crisis at hand.

Save America’s Restaurants Petition – Petition imploring government leaders to engage with local industry leaders and restaurant associations immediately to come to a swift plan for how they can meaningfully give your local restaurants the best chance for survival.

Bar Magic Hospitality Relief – A portal of help and support to the culinary, food service, and hospitality industries. More than 500 resource links are live! More added every day.

IHOP & Applebee’s

IHOP & Applebee’s Paid Sick Days Petition-Petition demanding that workers at Applebee’s deserve paid sick days, especially with the rapid spreading of the coronavirus.

Email Applebee’s – Tens of thousands of Applebee’s and IHOP workers around the country face financial ruin in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and response. Demand that Applebee’s expand their paid sick leave to all their workers.

Applebee’s Emergency Support FB Group

IHOP Emergency Support FB Group


Denny’s Paid Sick Days Petition – Petition demanding that workers at Denny’s deserve paid sick days, especially with the rapid spreading of the coronavirus.Denny’s Emergency Support FB Group


Chili’s Emergency Support FB Group

Chili’s Paid Sick Days Petition – Petition demanding that workers at Chili’s deserve paid sick days, especially with the rapid spreading of the coronavirus.

Chili’s Virtual Tip Jar Application