Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Funds Available

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for Restaurant Workers.

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers.

By addressing quality-of-life issues that disproportionately affect restaurant workers – 40% of whom live on poverty-level wages – we hope to strengthen the workforce and increase opportunities for advancement in the industry to more people. The restaurant industry is notorious for low wages, poor job mobility, high turnover, and burnout. Structural and cultural issues within the industry decrease quality-of-life and make long term work in the industry unsustainable for many. But it doesn’t have to be that way. That’s why we’re focused on:

Wage Fairness and Career Ladders

Gender Equity and Sexual Violence

Racial Justice and Support for the Immigrant Community

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

The RCWF Board of Directors has approved directing funds raised during this crisis to be allocated in the following ways:

50% FOR DIRECT RELIEF TO INDIVIDUAL RESTAURANT WORKERS
25% FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SERVING RESTAURANT WORKERS IN CRISIS
25% FOR ZERO-INTEREST LOANS FOR RESTAURANTS TO GET BACK UP AND RUNNING

For more information, to donate or to apply for financial assistance please visit https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/

Zulma Torres

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