NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund Reaches $1.4 Million
A week after North Carolina bars and restaurants were forced to close dining-area service to the public last March, NCRLA launched a relief fund to provide cash for restaurant, bar and hotel workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. We are pleased to share that the NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund has now raised over $1.4 million for our state’s hospitality workers.
Thank you to all who have donated! We want to thank everyone — private individuals, groups, small businesses, companies and organizations — who have stepped up to support this grassroots effort. The fund is operated through the NCRLA Foundation, the association’s long-standing nonprofit arm that has provided financial assistance to hospitality employees and students for more than a decade. The goal is to provide $500 to qualified applicants who have found themselves without work. To date, we have issued funds to nearly 3,000 restaurant workers, and we continue to process applications and issue additional funds.
Help is still needed for the North Carolinians from the restaurant and hotel industries who remain without jobs or a source of income.