food service workers
covid-19 relief fund
We are a group of Oakland food service workers led by BIPOC + QTPOC womxn and non-binary people who have been drastically affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Bay Area shelter-in-place and statewide business closures.
We represent hourly workers including bussers, hosts, dishwashers, line cooks, servers, baristas, prep cooks, and more.
It is our mission to support, uplift, and aid fellow Oakland food service workers and their families during this global pandemic.
Hundreds of restaurants, coffee shops and catering companies have all shut down or drastically reduced hours due to the COVID-19 crisis, leaving thousands of Oakland food service workers unemployed and without means to pay their bills + rent!!
In some cases, businesses—including restaurant kitchens—have continued to operate, leaving their staff with the unfair choice of risking their health/their family/their community’s health and safety in order to work for pay, without offering paid leave for those who cannot work.
If you are a food service worker living or working in Oakland, CA impacted by the COVID-19 crisis + shutdowns, please apply!!
If you have not lost your job due to the COVID-19 crisis, and you are able to work from home, are on salary, or are in any position to make even a small donation, your support will make a difference to workers by providing them the monetary means to pay their bills, pay their rent or buy groceries.
We will provide cash relief in set denominations based on urgency+certain criteria.
PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO: BLACK, INDIGENOUS AND OTHER POC, UNDOCUMENTED, UNHOUSED, DISABLED, LGBTQIA+, OAKLAND/BAY AREA BORN X RAISED FOLKS.