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BE a GK Hero

Heroes with Aprons Instead of Capes


The wise words of Batman: “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.”

At Giving Kitchen, we don’t need Batman because when we shine our GK beacon light into the sky, YOU are the hero that we rely on to show up for food service workers in the midst of crisis.

Whether you prefer the hero recognition of Iron Man or the anonymity of Spiderman, we’re here to make sure you receive a hero-worthy welcome - because it’s what you deserve for donning the GK cape.


Hero Giving Levels

Choose from one of our hero levels to give an annual, quarterly or one-time gift:  

Shield Hero: $15,000+ **

  • Be a hero for 8 food service workers in crisis by sponsoring their direct grants*

  • Recognized on Giving Kitchen website as a Giving Kitchen Shield Hero 

  • Recognition in annual report as a Giving Kitchen Shield Hero 

  • Giving Kitchen Shield Hero lapel pin for two  

  • Giving Kitchen hat, shirt and apron for two  

  • Custom Giving Kitchen annual gift 

  • Invitation for two to Giving Kitchen’s annual Hero Party 

  • Complementary dinner for two at Staplehouse, including Paper Crane Lounge cocktails and wine parings with priority reservations 
     

Guardian Hero: $9,000+ **

  • Be a hero for 5 food service workers in crisis by sponsoring their direct grants*

  • Recognition in annual report as a Giving Kitchen Guardian Hero 

  • Giving Kitchen Guardian Hero lapel pin for two  

  • Giving Kitchen hat, shirt and apron for two  

  • Invitation for two to Giving Kitchen’s annual Hero Party 

  • Complementary dinner for two at Staplehouse with priority reservations 
     

Defender Hero: $5,400+ **

  • Be a hero for 3 food service workers in crisis by sponsoring their direct grants*

  • Recognition in annual report as a Giving Kitchen Defender Hero 

  • Giving Kitchen Defender Hero lapel pin  

  • Giving Kitchen hat, shirt and apron 

  • Access to priority reservations at Staplehouse once a year 
     

Ally Hero: $3,600+ 

  • Be a hero for 2 food service workers in crisis by sponsoring their direct grants* 

  • Recognition in annual report as a Giving Kitchen Ally Hero 

  • Giving Kitchen hat and shirt  

  • Giving Kitchen Ally Hero lapel pin 

  • Invited to GK Holiday Party 
     

Hero: $1,800+ 

  • Be a hero for 1 food service worker in crisis by sponsoring their direct grant* 

  • Recognition in annual report as a Giving Kitchen Hero 

  • Giving Kitchen hat 

  • Giving Kitchen Hero lapel pin   

 

*The average Giving Kitchen direct grant is $1,800. 
**Giving Kitchen is honored to receive gifts from all donor advised funds towards any of the hero levels outlined above. Please keep in mind that it is the sole responsibility of the recommending donor to ensure that their donation abides by all rules and requirements of their specific grant servicing organization. Such rules include, but are not limited to, those pertaining to DAF gift tax deductibility, receipt of benefit and pledge fulfillment.

If you have questions about how you can become a GK hero, please email Kristie Azaroff.