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Giving Kitchen Offers COVID-19 Resources and Financial Assistance for Eligible Food Service Workers

GEORGIA - Giving Kitchen (GK) is committed to serving Georgia’s food service community as they work to stay in the fight during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GK will continue to support food service workers with compassion and care by providing financial assistance to those in crisis due to an unexpected illness, injury, death of an immediate family member or housing disaster in Georgia.

Food service workers in Georgia who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or those who are under doctor’s orders for a mandatory quarantine can ask for help at givingkitchen.org/help. Food service workers experiencing hardship who do not meet these criteria may still be eligible for resource referrals through our Stability Network.

As an organization, GK is committed to sharing trustworthy information from reputable news sources in a timely manner, and they are following guidelines from the National Restaurant Association, Georgia Restaurant Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Food service workers are also encouraged to reference givingkitchen.org/covid19 for a list of national and statewide resources which will be updated periodically on an ongoing basis, for a local Stability Network worksheet to complete and share with their teams, and to ask for help.

GK Executive Director Bryan Schroeder says, “Any food service worker in Georgia diagnosed with COVID-19 or under medical mandatory quarantine should immediately apply for financial assistance through Giving Kitchen. Full stop. We have their backs.”

At this time, Giving Kitchen has postponed its upcoming events, including Pop-Up Doc, and they are not currently accepting visitors to their office. Those who need to get in touch with a staff member are strongly encouraged to first seek answers to questions at givingkitchen.org. If necessary, please call 404-254-1227 or email info@thegivingkitchen.org.

As Giving Kitchen works diligently to address an influx of requests for financial assistance, they need support from the community more than ever and ask that donations be made online at givingkitchen.org/support. They also encourage diners to support their local food service establishments and to consider ordering take- out, deliveries and buying gift cards.

For more information and the most up-to-date resources related to food service workers, please visit givingkitchen.org/covid19.


Giving Kitchen (GK) is a James Beard award-winning nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to food service workers 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. Since its inception, GK has helped over 4,000 food service workers in Georgia. GK’s shift starts when theirs can’t. For more about Giving Kitchen, visit givingkitchen.org, follow @givingkitchen and download the GK app (available on iPhone and Android).