Pass the Hat

Pass the hat and save a life.


Passing the hat: it’s how a kitchen responds to crisis with small donations added together to make a profound impact on food service workers’ lives. It’s a bittersweet restaurant tradition, but one we don’t take for granted.   

At Giving Kitchen, Pass the Hat is your chance to give back. Let a food service worker know they aren’t alone, let them know you have their back. Pass the Hat, save a life.

As an individual, choose between a quarterly or annual recurring donation opportunity.

Participate as a Company

Join these companies by offering payroll deduction donations to your entire team:

  • Local Three

  • Muss & Turner’s

  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

  • Staplehouse

  • Sysco

  • Warhorse Investments

If you have questions about Pass the Hat or would like to set up Pass the Hat employee giving through payroll deductions, please contact Kristie Azaroff at