I know so many of you through working in the food service industry, or just from our shared enjoyment of (and maybe obsession with?) food and drink. Either way, we can all agree that restaurant folks are the best folks and often don't get the support they need or deserve. Giving Kitchen is changing that. GK is working tirelessly to provide financial assistance and a network of support to Georgia food service employees in crisis. So when they're suddenly facing illness, injury, accident or funeral costs, we can offer them stability and hope so they can get back to work as soon as possible.
The stories I hear each day break my heart but also give me hope. I know the hard work our case managers are doing is pulling someone out of a potential cycle of poverty, keeping their children warm and fed, and giving them hope for the future. I work with real heroes. Care to join us in the fight?
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.