The Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3), in collaboration with the Ohio Restaurant Association formed the Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund to activate emergency funding for personnel in the foodservice industry who have been affected by COVID-19. Donations from the general public and corporations are encouraged to the Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation to continue to provide relief and aid to individuals who require it the most.
Restaurants are cornerstones of every community and with our industry in a catastrophic state due to the COVID pandemic, now is the time for Ohioans to respond. It's time to support those who have supported us and the communities we call home.
Financial relief available for Ohio employees in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry that have been affected by COVID-19
The Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund has partnered with various vendors, corporations and events to collectively fundraise for restaurant, foodservice and hospitality employees who have experienced significant Income loss as well as other hardships due to the COVID pandemic. The Relief Fund is currently collaborating with the following partners, please click on the icon for additional information:
Platform Beer Co. has undertaken a year-long campaign, Haze to Raise benefitting the Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund as their way to be supportive of our industry and its employees. One dollar for every Haze Jude case sold will go directly to support the Relief Fund.
It has been a difficult year for our industry and its employees, and Platform knows our beloved service industry will bounce back and keep serving up delicious food and beverages to Ohio communities. Check your local grocery store for Haze Jude Hazy IPA availability or order at your favorite restaurant or bar.
Your contribution makes a difference in the lives of restaurant, foodservice and hospitality workers who have been displaced due to COVID-19 and are struggling with meeting their daily financial needs. The following companies and individuals have made a donation of $500 or above to the Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.
Tom & Dee Adinaro
Anderson, Wood, Conway, Kaiser and Williams families
The Adornetto Family
John & Sharee Barker
Boston's Pizza Marysville
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey & Ketel One Vodka
Charlotte & Olivia's Sublime Ice Creams
Cleveland Pizza Co.
Columbia Gas of Ohio & the NiSource Charitable Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Craig & Jan Cook
COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton
John P Cummiskey
Dankhouse Brewing Co.
Dayton Power & Light Company
Dayton's Original Pizza Factory
Mike & Fran DeWine
Chris Dimmick of The Idea Collective
Dunn & Bowling LTD
Dutchman Hospitality Group, Inc.
Echo Spirits Distilling Co.
Ezzo Sausage Company
Fat Cat Pizzeria
Flyers Pizza & Subs
GBQ Partners LLC
Roy & Monica Getz
Grain & Grape
Willam Grant and Sons
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Richard & Linda Gunther Fund of The Columbus Foundation
Steve & Debbie Hankison
The Harwood Family
Heidelberg Distributing Company
Henny Penny Foundation
Hinckley Management Group
Ingram-White Castle Foundation
Jackie O's Brewery
The Johnson Foundation
Steven & Carole Keil
John Lanni - Thunderdome Restaurants
Levi's 4 Floors
Sam Lindsley - Michael Symon Restaurants/Kopplin, Kuebler and Wallace
Dilip Mandayam Dwarakanth
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Masthead Brewing Company
Mega Techway Inc.
Barbara Morris Young
The Team at New Riff Distilling
David G. Norris L.L.C.
Noodlepalooza - Ohio Poultry Foundation
Orthopedic One Hand Therapy Team
Platform Beer Co.
Quinn's Memorial Foundation - Maureen Considine Gharrity
Jeff & Lucy Rains
Roth Construction and Cleaning Companies
The Jeff Ruby Foundation
Seventh Son Brewing
Matt & Linda Sherman
Silco Fire and Security
Beth & Howard Simon
The Edward B. Slesnick Charitable Fund
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits | American Liberty Division
Patrick & Jennifer Steele
Strategic Public Partners
Superior Beverage Group
Telhio Credit Union
Three Tigers Brewing Company
Daivd Tisch - Michael Symon Restaurants
The Trautner Family
Gary & Racquel Tucker Family Fund
Dr. Marlo Van Steyn
John & Lynn Vottero
Robert & Sara Waldrip
Wartel Family Foundation
The Wasserstrom Family
White-Allen Auto Group
Fred, Lena and Frederick Williams
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Wilson
Yelllow Springs Community Foundation
Young's Jersey Dairy
Zaftig Brewing Co.