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MIAMI, FL - MARCH 24: CNN broadcasts a story about the coronavirus pandemic on a television above the empty tables at Camila's Brazilian restaurant that is only open for takeout or delivery on March 24, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Across the country people are adapting to the new normal with protective gear, social distancing, businesses are restricting hours and restaurant owners are being asked to close except for pickup and delivery in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Delaware Restaurant Association is raising funds for service industry workers displaced during Delaware’s State of Emergency.

The goal is to raise $1 million to offer $500 grants to 20,000 restaurant workers who have been displaced during the pandemic. “That really only touches the surface of the real need,” said Carrie Leishman, Association President and CEO. “Delaware currently employs 50,000 in restaurants in the state of Delaware. So it means a lot, that’s one in ten Delawareans. And when Delaware restaurants suffer it reverberates to the whole economy.” Thanks to Dogfish Head Brewery, the restaurant worker relief fund got a $50,000 boost from the profits of their hand sanitizer that was sold to the state.

 

If you would like to donate or you’re a restaurant worker who would like to apply for a grant click here.