Your favorite bar, your neighborhood pub, that one restaurant you go to for celebrations and birthdays and good times, the bartender that always remembers your name, the cooks that make your favorite dish perfectly every single time…
These are the people that need your help now more than ever. As of March 17th, Governor Charlie Baker advised that all restaurants and bars are required to close in-house dining until April 6th. Although necessary, this public health precaution will hurt thousands of employees financially for weeks to come.
The following local companies have stepped up to the plate in a big way:
Boston based company Toast Tab, provides technologic support for restaurants, jumped into action. Toast is providing restaurants with additional technological support during this time in addition to launching a Social Media based campaign called @rallyforrestaurants. They are urging supporters to help the restaurant community navigate this crisis together by sharing the #RallyforRestaurants via social media. Every time someone shares their contribution using the hashtag #RallyforRestaurants and tagging the restaurant, we’ll give $1 to Toast.org (up to $250,000) to provide direct support to restaurant workers affected by COVID-19.
Sam Adams x The Greg Hill Foundation
Sam Adams is teaming up with the The Greg Hill Foundation; with the support of Boston-area chefs Ming Tsai or Blue Dragon, Ken Oringer of Little Donkey and Chris Coombs of Boston Chops. This all-star team is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to provide grants to full-time restaurant workers in Massachusetts who are dependent on wages plus tips to cover basic living expenses. Sam Adams is kickstarting the Restaurant Strong Fund with a donation of $100,000 and a commitment to match donations through 3/31 up to an additional $100,000. If you can, donate here!
To apply for financial support via Sam Adams x The Greg Hill Foundation click here!
Other ways you can help:
- Buy gift cards! Capo 224 Boston and Lincoln are offering 50% of all money raised from the sale of gift cards will go directly to their staff.
- Donate via Venmo: Rebel Rebel @rebelrebelfund
- Loving Spoonfuls has set up a GoFundMe account. You can check it out here!
- Emergency Fund for Boston Area Service Workers organized by Emily Beaulie and Gabby Bonfiglio of Lamplighter Brewing Co.
This is a running list so check back for updates!