The Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance grants to restaurant workers in need of emergency assistance.
Our Crisis Grant program currently serves restaurant workers living in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Columbus and Rome. Direct Grants are awarded based on financial need as well as a set of criteria according to the type of crisis. Most often, our financial assistance covers the cost of rent and utilities, paid directly to the service provider(s), or funeral expenses for an immediate family member or restaurant worker. Applications are reviewed by Giving Kitchen staff and a review committee consisting of GK board members. The average time to fully process an application from beginning to end is three weeks.
Please note: we do not pay medical expenses.