Whether you're out of work for one week or four - take the time to file a claim with the RI Department of Labor and Training. It's not too early to file!
The United States Bartenders Guild is helping bartenders affected by the virus through its emergency assistance program. The Bartender Emergency Assistance Program defines a “Bartender” as an individual employed in serving beverages or otherwise engaged in the production, promotion or distribution of alcoholic beverages.
RWCF will direct funds to organizations leading on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community, establish a relief fund for individual workers facing hardships and health crises as a result of COVID-19, and provide zero interest loans to businesses to maintain payroll during closure and/or re-open.
One Fare Wage is providing free, cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers — who are seeing their income decline during this disaster, or aren’t able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns.
Friends and Family Meal is purchasing produce from a local farm co-op with Emma from Moon Valley Farms, through partnership and sponsorship of Tracie Franklin of William Grant & Sons and Silver Lyan at Riggs DC, to make food care-packages for restaurant employees. Sign up to reserve a free bag of groceries from Friends and Family Meal in the DC metro area.
This relief fund is set up to get funds to as many applicants as possible as quickly as we are able to raise them. We are distributing $500 relief grants. Anyone in the hospitality industry, dishwasher, bartender, server busser, chef, cook, sommelier, manager, host, concierge, cleaning staff, or barback may apply for funds
Aside from relief programs, be sure to communicate with creditors (re: deferment/payment adjustments) - such as:
- Student Loans
- Utilities Companies
- Credit Card Companies