Things are hard right now.
We’re in uncharted territory, but we have to think we’ll get through this. Our hearts go out to restaurant workers everywhere and as you may have seen over the past few days, there are lots of ways to help out. Donations; ordering take-out and delivery when available; state and federal initiatives; simply calling to check in on your friends who may be hurting right now - the list goes on. During all of this let’s not forget the retailers and distributors nationwide who are also on the front lines trying to get you the juice you need to carry on. So if you are in a position to, please support all of your local businesses - wine related or not - in any way you can. It will help in more ways than you can know. It won’t be easy, but we’re all in the same boat and must persevere as best we can.
Here’s to brighter days ahead.
We've seen this list of resources circulating around, and thought it would be good to share again. There's too many across the country to post here, but we encourage you to support any and all of them in any way you can.
Assistance for Individuals & Businesses:
Link to donate to Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation plus additional info.
Sign up to give or receive financial assistance and connect with others who need or are willing to provide help via shopping for groceries, chores around the home, etc. via C19 Help Squad.
Grants for bartenders and/or their spouses & children through the USBG National Charity Foundation.
Cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers, and other service workers at One Fair Wage Emergency Fund.
Food Stamps, Cash Assistance, Medicaid, and additional government-run assistance programs: Access HRA NYC
Relief fund for undocumented workers through Win Son in Brooklyn, NY.
Venmo Account @win-son
"Tip your bartender" program -- electronically tip a bartender when enjoying a beverage at home.
Donate to the Service Worker's Coalition via Venmo:
-List of relief funds for restaurants, bars, and service workers via Eater.
Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation website
Punch has been updating daily with new resources & ways to help.
Links to relief funds & initiatives nationwide through Imbibe Magazine.
Relief for Businesses:
In NYC? Loans & grants for small businesses affected by COVID-19 through the NYC SBS.
-Survey for Nightlife Workers, Freelancers, and Business Impacted by COVID-19.
Mental Health Resources:
Support groups for members of the hospitality industry through Restaurant After Hours.
24/7 toll-free counseling via phone, text, or online
Marketing & Outreach:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your updated delivery options, links to a website / menu, etc. to be featured in Alice's website and newsletter.
Contacting Government Officials:
Look up your representative by address, includes contact info.
Breakdown of key elected officials with contact information, description of their role, and stances on major issues.