Thank you all so much for your support regarding our food boxes. From our community and product partners, to the small businesses that shared our posts - we are so honored to have been able to provide food boxes to over 100 hospitality workers this week!
If you were unable to reserve a box this week, please reach out again next week. We are working to make this a reality for as long we we can, but we know that these boxes are not a permanent solution to this issue that so many of us are facing right now.
We know that there has been a LOT of information and new things to navigate as things change daily. As much as possible, we ask you all to take a deep breath and start to think long term. Proof has been working diligently to provide some bridge services (and food boxes) for the interim, but you should start to get connected with more official resources as quickly as possible. We have been working with a number of incredible people and organizations - and have a list of resources we hope you will find valuable. We cannot stress enough - please reach out to these organizations NOW to ensure you and your family are taken care of for the duration of this crisis.
CHATTANOOGA UNITED WAY: https://unitedwaycha.org/covid19/get-help/
Individuals or families looking for resources and information on emergency shelter, food, clothing or financial assistance can contact 211, United Way’s resource and referral line through the methods below:
Dial 2-1-1, 423-265-8000, or toll free at 1-866-921-3035
Text your zip code to 898-211 to start a text chat,
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a variety of food options available both from Hamilton County School District site deliveries and community food options. See this Google Document for the entire list and below are specific schedules for food:
School Food Site Pickup Schedule (breakfast and lunch picked between 11am-1pm; March 17-20)
Community Food Sites Schedule (March 17-27)
Another Round, Another Rally - https://anotherroundanotherrally.org/
Offering grants and accepting donations to help affected food service workers.
Cherry Bombe - https://cherrybombe.com/resources
A growing list of national resources organized by geographic area.
150 ways to support out-of-work bar and restaurant professionals.
A living document that covers both Philadelphia-focused and nationwide resources for business owners, workers, parents, and more.
A compiled list of relief funds available to restaurants and food service workers across the nation.
Food & Beverage Relief Fund & Resources - https://www.jamesbeard.org/
A spreadsheet tracking resources, advocacy groups, funding sources, and charities.
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation - https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/
Resources and relief funds for restaurant workers.
Spill the Dish - www.spillthedish.com
A database of resources (non-profit funds, government agencies, changed laws, GoFundMe's) searchable by state and type of relief.
USBG – National Charity Foundation - https://www.usbgfoundation.org/covid-19-response
Relief funds for out of work bartenders. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A USBG MEMBER TO QUALIFY.
We hope that some of these resources prove useful to you and your peers. If you find more resources, please let us know and we can add them to our ever-growing list to share with others!
Thank you all - we look forward to continuing to provide our industry with resources to help everyone through these unprecedented times.