The initiative is the brainchild of Fieri and The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Its main aim is to provide financial aid to restaurant employees that have lost their jobs because of the disease outbreak.
Fieri is spearheading the program, which has created a fundraising drive. The total amount gained from the drive is what will be used to help the workers.
The program is set to kick off on Thursday, April 2. However, you have to meet the eligibility specifications to benefit from the initiative.
To qualify, you must have worked part- or full-time in the restaurant industry for at least 90 days in the past year, during which it must have been your primary source of income.
The offer is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if you are eligible, make sure to reach them ASAP. This is quite easy; you can contact the foundation online to apply for a one-time, $500 check, which can be used anywhere you want – rent, utilities, and many more others.
How cool is that!?
Fieri has labeled the initiative one he is particularly proud to be a part of because of his strong roots in the restaurant industry.
In a heartfelt statement, he said:
“My entire career has been in the restaurant business. From bussing tables to flambé captain to dishwasher to chef…I’ve done it all.”
Fieri further shared that even while traveling the world for delights in the food industry, he has found that restaurant workers are some of the most hardworking and selfless workers he has ever met, and he is more than happy to help in his own little way.
He finished the statement by calling out to the general public to donate to provide support for the now-unemployed workers. If you are interested, check here.
Giving is caring!