Families of Restaurant Employees Affected by COVID-19 to Receive Grants from CORE and Capital One

Jul 13, 2020 09:00 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter (staff@foodworldnews.com)

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Last week, Capital One announced that it would be giving a $25,000 relief grant to Children of Restaurant Employees, or CORE, to show support during these trying times. The coverage will be for restaurant employees and their families in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and the Southern Maryland area.

CORE has partnered with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington to identify which families in the said areas are most in need. As the pandemic continues to affect a growing number of individuals and their families worldwide, these two organizations will strive to serve about 64,000 employees in the Washington area.


Grants from CORE

Founded in 2004, CORE has been helping families of food and beverage industry employees as they go through a crisis. Over the years, the organization has already granted more than $6 million to families in the U.S. 

These monetary grants are dedicated to cover costs, such as rent or mortgage, utilities, funeral expenses, medical bills and supplies, therapy sessions and equipment, hospital expenses, and other child needs. This time, it is especially helpful as these families face both the effects of a health crisis and the closure of their workplaces.

CORE Board Member and Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar co-owner, Barry Gutin, expressed his excitement in CORE's connection with Capital One. "I've seen firsthand the impact that CORE's grants have on restaurant families in need," he said. "I'm happy to have made the connection with Capital One, and on behalf of CORE, express our gratitude for their generous support of restaurant families in our community."

Capital One Head of Small Business Bank, Jenn Flynn, expressed the same as she stressed how restaurants and their employees are a vital part of the community. "Capital One is here to support small businesses through this challenging time, and we understand that restaurants, especially, play a vital role in uniting the communities we serve," she said. "We are proud to support CORE and thankful for the immediate impact this grant will have on restaurant employees and their families as they face these uncertain times."


Other employees of the food and beverage industry in the United States whose families are experiencing a health crisis or a natural disaster can visit the CORE website for more information.

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