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Restaurant Industry EMERGENCY ACTION TRUST

The Delaware Restaurant Association, through its 501c3 Education Foundation (DRAEF) has formed the restaurant industry Emergency Action Trust (E.A.T.s) to provide immediate emergency funding to hospitality workers. The Trust, funded by private, community and individual donations, will distribute individual $500 grants to our frontline industry employees during these uncertain times of mandated restaurant shutdowns.


Now is the Time to Act

We all have that favorite neighborhood bistro, that great bartender at your favorite pub, the server who always has a smile for you….now they time they need your help. As a result of the mandatory closing of dine-in services at all Delaware restaurants, over 11,000 workers have already filed for unemployment benefits, after having been laid off or had their hours drastically reduced. Restaurant owners, with little to no notice about the shutdowns, had no choice but to face the horrible reality of letting much of their staff go. And with 78% of individuals live paycheck to paycheck, our help is critical to the livelihood of our industry workers and their families.

DONATE TODAY

Please consider a donation to help provide relief to those restaurant workers in critical need of supplemental income during the restaurant shutdowns. Many can and have filed for unemployment benefits, but many are in dire need of additional income until restaurants are allowed to reopen. 100% of all donations will go directly to the restaurant industry Emergency Action Trust (EATs), and donors will receive a taxable donation letter upon receipt of their donation.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE


IN NEED? APPLY HERE

If you are a full-time industry worker who is out of work or had hours cut due to the recent restaurant shutdowns in response to COVID-19, please begin your individual application here. Please only complete one application per person. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with grants delivered beginning on April 6th. Funding will be provided in accordance with the total amount of donations received; all funding will be given directly to industry workers.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW

Questions?

Please email all inquiries to industryrelief@delawarerestaurant.org