This picture you see above here has been blown up and sits above my desk. Each and every day I get to look up at the smiling faces of the chefs, servers, and bartenders who gave their love, hard work, and time to Team Hidi 6 in 2018. Our single largest annual fundraiser, Team Hidi sources about 1/3 of Giving Kitchen's operating budget. Without the ticket-buyers, sponsors, artists and entertainers, auction winners, and these hard-working individuals in this picture, we couldn't provide emergency support to food service workers facing seemingly insurmountable crises.
If you've ever worked in food service, know someone who has, or like to eat out, then this ask is of you. Please consider donating to Giving Kitchen this Give Atlanta season and know that your gift will impact this hardworking community in the most meaningful of ways. Thank 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.