I get to make a difference here. I get to serve, I get to listen, I get to take the calls and make the calls, I get to create the connections, meet the partners, present to the Board. I'm one of 12; I'm employed by a James Beard Award winning nonprofit.
What we are doing is unprecedented. We've given over 600 MONTHS of rent; shared over 2,050 direct grants, have partnerships with over 350 local organizations and individual providers in Georgia since inception, and we are growing. Faster than we ever anticipated, we are constantly gifted the opportunity to share more than we have ever shared before. We are on the radar; we are a hot topic; we are doing real work.
Help us. While I'm given all these incredible gifts, the fact of the matter is that at the end of the day, the people in need are being seen. Everyday at Giving Kitchen, we work to expand that circle of being seen - from meeting with the Latin American Chamber of Commerce to pairing up with the Executive Director of We Love BuHi and City of Chamblee, GA to offer Pop-Up Doc in new languages and with new cultural awareness. Donations fuel so much here - we want to provide every opportunity to every food service worker in Georgia, and eventually the nation as a whole.
Share this, post it to your Facebook or your Instagram story, and while donations are a massive part of how GK continues to give in the way it does, there are so many other asks we have, should you be interested in giving in a different way. Food service is the third largest employer in the state of Georgia. You encounter them on a regular basis, as they serve your wine, fold your napkin, cook your dinner, pour your shot, or wash your dishes.
It's time to serve those that serve you.
Giving Kitchen (GK) provides emergency assistance to food service workers in crisis through financial support and a network of community resources in order to create a community where crisis is met with compassion and care, and anyone can be a hero.
GK has helped over 3,000 food service workers throughout Georgia in restaurants, catering, concessions, and food trucks. The James Beard Foundation recognized our work this year by honoring our organization with the 2019 Humanitarian of the Year award. This award is for you, Atlanta!
How You Can Help
Join James Beard Award–winning chef Andrew Zimmern in supporting Giving Kitchen for Give Atlanta this fall. “At a time all across our country when state and local funding is being slashed for social justice, wellness remediation, and mental health programs, it’s more vital than ever for our communities to support those entities that have picked up the work being undone,” says Zimmern. “I feel it’s imperative that the greater Atlanta community financially support Giving Kitchen because they nurture and care for our vulnerable food service workers in crisis.”
Be a hero to a food service worker — give today.