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.