This organization sends financial support directly to restaurant industry workers’ pockets

We started the emergency relief fund because we were worried about people not living paycheck to paycheck but living shift to shift,” says Lott. “We deal a lot with multigenerational homes, and if someone misses a shift, it could mean their elderly parents don’t have access to their medications, or their kids don’t get the shoes they need to go to school. We see landlords take advantage when people are really down, especially if English isn’t their first language, and we want to make sure that families who are in a vulnerable spot don’t end up in more danger.