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COVID-19 Resources for Food Service/Hospitality Personnel

COVID-19 Resources for Food Service/Hospitality Personnel
If you have become unemployed or furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are having trouble making ends meet, there is no easier or quicker solution than applying with Luxor Staffing today...

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the lives and workplaces of millions of Americans, we see that people who work in food preparation and serving, personal care and service, and hospitality have been among the hardest hit by the impact of the pandemic upon job markets. The availability of resources to help employees and professionals in the food and beverage industry varies state-by-state. Luxor Staffing has collected important advice, tips, and guidelines, and compiled them into this article, organized by state (for the states in which we do business).

National Resources

National Direct Financial Assistance

  • Another Round, Another Rally Fund – This non-profit is offering $500.00 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. They’re also collecting donations from community members willing to help their hospitality industry friends and neighbors stay afloat in this time of uncertainty.

  • Lift Your Spirits Fund - Make a video in which you mix your favorite drink, say a toast to those affected in the restaurant, food service, and hospitality industry, and post it to your social media accounts using #LiftYourSpirits. The last step is to challenge your friends to do the same and to send a gift to the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) that turns a tip into a donation for restaurant, food service, and hospitality workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

  • USBG Emergency Fund - Bartender emergency assistance program available to all bartenders, of the spouse or child of a bartender.

  • RWCF Crisis Relief Fund - A crisis relief fund to direct money to organizations leading on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community, to provide zero-interest loans to businesses to maintain payroll during closure or reopen once this crisis has passed, and to establish a relief fund for individual workers facing economic hardships or health crises as a direct result of COVID-19.

  • OFW Emergency Fund - Providing free cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers, and other tipped workers and service workers who are seeing their income decline during this disaster or aren’t able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns.

  • CORE Gives - CORE grants support children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances.

  • Rent Assistance - RentAssistance provides a directory of rental assistance agencies and organizations that will help you pay your rent. Some listings are government organizations while other are non-profits and charities that offer rental assistance programs.

National Small Business Resources

  • Coronavirus Business Loan - Small business owners looking for financial aid and relief due to the economic effects of the current coronavirus outbreak may want to apply for a business loan through the Small Business Administration’s loan program.

Resources by State



  • Georgia Restaurant Association: COVID-19 Links, Resources for Restaurants, Governor Kemp Executive Orders

  • Giving Kitchen: Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources.



  • Tennessee Hospitality Association

  • Tennessee Action for Hospitality: A coalition of independent restaurant owners, hourly workers, and chefs working together to connect Tennessee hospitality workers as a united front to expedite the protection, relief, and welfare of and for hospitality workers at local, state, and federal levels.


If you have become unemployed or furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are having trouble making ends meet, there is no easier or quicker solution than applying with Luxor Staffing today. We have numerous job openings in the food processing industry, and chances are that your knowledge, skills, and experience would be readily transferable to a new job, temporary, permanent, part-time, or full-time. If you have been laid off, please contact the closest Luxor Staffing office so we can help you find work. You can apply today and be earning a paycheck tomorrow!

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