RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE RELIEF FUND
The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (“Fund”) was created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing extraordinary hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Through this Fund, grants will be made to restaurant industry employees who have been impacted by COVID-19, including a decrease in wages or loss of employment. Grants will be awarded as soon as possible to those individuals who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, as reviewed and verified by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This Fund is operated by the NRAEF, whose mission is to attract, empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice workers.
Campaign Support Spotlight
GUY FIERI AND BILL MURRAY GO HEAD-TO-HEAD IN ‘NACHO AVERAGE SHOWDOWN’ BENEFITING THE RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE RELIEF FUND
WATCH LIVE MAY 15 AT 5 P.M. ET ON FOOD NETWORK’S FACEBOOK PAGE. FOOD NETWORK’S CARLA HALL TO EMCEE, AND BASKETBALL LEGEND SHAQUILLE O’NEAL AND ACTOR TERRY CREWS TO JUDGE.
The “Nacho Average Showdown” presented by Tostitos is sure to include off-the-wall humor and friendly banter between Fieri and Murray. Their sons, Hunter Fieri, and Chef & Restaurateur Homer Murray will also do battle to show their dads the secret to making perfect nachos. Each competitor will create his signature nachos for “Showdown” judges Terry Crews and Shaquille O’Neal. Food Network host Carla Hall will emcee the event. Viewers will be encouraged to contribute to RERF via the donate button on Food Network’s Facebook page.
Industry icon Guy Fieri has joined forces with us to lead the Restaurant Relief America fundraising campaign in support U.S. restaurant workers financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Fieri is the renowned chef, restaurateur, author, and Emmy Award Winning television Host of the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
How You Can Get Involved
Right now, you can make a huge difference in the lives of U.S. restaurant workers by making a donation to the Fund. And, if you have been impacted by the loss of work in restaurants, you can learn more about financial assistance.
Your financial support to the Fund can make a direct impact on the lives of restaurant workers across the U.S.!
There are more than 1 million restaurants in the U.S., home to more than 15 million employees. Already, more than 8 million restaurant workers have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. In the face of this global pandemic, these workers need our immediate financial support. We can’t do this without your help.
Grants will be awarded as soon as possible to those individuals who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, as reviewed and verified by the NRAEF. Subject to the availability of funds contributed to the Fund, a one-time grant of $500 will be disbursed directly to the applicant following NRAEF’s review and confirmation that their submitted application meets the prescribed guidelines. Awards will be limited to one grant per person. All grant approvals are at the discretion of the NRAEF
About The NRAEF
As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s mission of service to the public is dedicated to enhancing the industry’s community support, training and education, and career development efforts.
Partner With Us. Get Involved!
Become part of a fast-growing list of individuals, companies, and organizations that are supporting the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund and partnering with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. If you’re interested in discussing ways to partner with us, please contact Allison Rhyne, VP of Development.
Get in Touch!
Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, stories to share, or need assistance making a donation or applying for a relief grant. We will do our best to get back to you, as soon as possible!