The Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance to restaurant workers through financial support and a network of community resources.
The Giving Kitchen (GK) is a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, GA, inspired by an outpouring of support from the hospitality industry when Chef Ryan Hidinger was diagnosed with late-stage cancer in December 2012.
GK provides direct grants to members of the metro Atlanta restaurant community who are in financial need, to help cover cost of living expenses while they recover from an accident, unanticipated illness, or natural disaster. GK also provides direct grants to workers with financial need to help pay for funeral arrangements for immediate family members.
GK provides two separate types of grants: direct grants that pay basic living expenses, and matching grants that match funds raised by a restaurant team on the behalf of a worker in need.