Rally for Restaurants is a grassroots initiative from restaurant technology providers, public and private companies, restaurant owners and workers, and people everywhere coming together to support the restaurant community in their time of need.
Toast, via its philanthropic arm Toast.org, will donate $1 per eligible social media post, up to a maximum of $250,000. Donations will be distributed evenly between the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation and World Central Kitchen.
The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation (RWCF), an advocacy and action non-profit created by and for restaurant workers, has launched their RWCF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. RWCF established the fund to support organizations providing relief for individual workers facing economic hardships or health crises as a direct result of COVID-19, organizations leading on-the-ground efforts for those affected, and to bolster their own impact investment budget to provide zero-interest loans to businesses to re-open once this crisis has passed.
World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a global NGO devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. They’ve served more than 12 million meals in locations all over the world, including Haiti, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Indonesia, Mozambique, Albania, Australia, and more. In response to COVID-19, WCK is actively working with partners to safely distribute fresh meals to students, seniors, and families across vulnerable communities. To learn more, please visit wck.org.