So many Americans are being let go or sent home from work until this pandemic passes. And many are wondering how they will make ends meet. Fear not! From restaurant GoFundMe accounts to diaper banks, there is help out there. We have compiled an extensive list of resources, funds, and tools for you to get you through the tough times.
See our complete list of National and Statewide relief and assistance options.
USA.gov– National unemployment information
Rent Assistance– Referring directory of rental assistance agencies and organizations that will help you pay your rent.
Mental Health Organizations, Resources, and Support Groups
EATER article on worker-specific and geographically targeted relief funds
USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance Program– Assistance program available to all bartenders or those who are the spouse or child of a bartender. Or individuals employed in serving, promoting or distributing alcoholic beverages.
Help for Truckers: Free Meals & More (COVID-19)
Restaurants Offer Free Food for Students Affected by COVID-19
Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund– A national food and fund-raising effort to support people facing hunger and the food banks who help them.
Dining At A Distance– A spreadsheet of restaurants you can support by doing take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery during the lockdown of COVID-19.
ONE FAIR WAGE — Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund– Providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more.
RWCF Emergency Crisis Relief Fund– Fund to support restaurant workers, small business owners, and an industry in crisis.
The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund– Micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need.
Another Round Another Rally– $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak
CORE Gives– Providing support to food & beverage service employees with children, who have been medically diagnosed with Coronavirus. Documentation required.
Lift Your Spirits– Grants made to restaurant industry employees who are being financially impacted by COVID-19, first-come-first-served basis, subject to availability of funds.
Scholly COVID-19 Student Relief Fund– $200 cash assistance to student relief fund