In response to the spread of coronavirus, many governors across the United States, including Roy Cooper in North Carolina, ordered restaurants to transition away from dine-in services. While takeout and delivery options remain for now, many restaurants have had to cut staff as business dwindles.
In North Carolina, a number of organizations banded together to create the NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund. The fund is trying to bring together donations that will keep service workers afloat while the pandemic slows economic activity.
Ashley Christensen, a Raleigh chef, is quoted on the fund’s website: “Hospitality is a relationship, not a transaction. We are so grateful for our relationship with North Carolinians and stand ready to continue supporting and taking care of each other.”
To boost the efforts of the fund, Brooks Bell and her husband Jesse Lipson donated $100,000 to the effort. The fund is also being backed by a marketing effort in an attempt to raise awareness and money for out-of-work employees.
WRAL also has compiled a list of restaurants in the Triangle area that still offer take-out, curbside pick-up or delivery.
Read the full article on the North Carolina Restaurant Relief Fund from WRAL.