NC Triangle Food Workers

Resources and Action

Updated 2:00 PM 3/22/20

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See here for Greensboro, NC Food Resources


ACTION: Sign and share this petition to legislators led by

NC United for Survival and Beyond & Down Home NC


ACTION: The Independent Restaurant Coalition’s Save Local Restaurants initiative



Mutual Aid


Find and share resources:

Chapel Hill/Carrboro

Bull City Responds

UNC Crisis Relief: Join the Google Group ; DM on Twitter @unccrisisrelief or [email protected]

For info on mutual aid, see this video by Dean Spade


Apply for Unemployment

N.C. Department of Commerce’s website: www.des.nc.gov or call 888-737-0259 between 8 am and 4:30 pm M-F. Apply in person at a NC Works Career Center office: the “Find a center” page and go to the website’s “Center closures” page.

Info about whether you qualify can be found online here.


Tipped Workers Crowdsourced Funds:


1) GoFundme for Hourly and Tipped workers:

From the organizers: email: [email protected] with the subject "Assistance". There will be a brief process to verify employment, and aid will be distributed on a first come first serve basis after verification has taken place.

2) Triangle Restaurant Workers Relief Fund Form

Open to those who have experienced wage disruption or lay offs in the restaurant industry: wait staff, bartenders, hosts, manangers, delivery drivers, cooks, catering staff, dishwashers

3) Curryblossom Cafe’s worker fund.

4) This Eater article details more emergency funding.


Domestic Workers Emergency Funds

National Domestic Workers Care Fund

COMMUNITY-BASED HUNGER RELIEF ORGS

Apply for an emergency grant from No Kid Hungry

SUPPORT FOOD CHAIN WORKERS:

ADVOCATE


Advocate for paid leave and health benefits for all regardless of work or immigration status.

Quoting CurryBlossom’s call:” Write Gov. Cooper requesting:

  1. Support immediate unemployment benefits for all hourly and salaried workers furloughed during this crisis
  2. Eliminate payroll tax for the period of the crisis and the pay-cycles immediately following
  3. Call for rent, loan, and utility abatement for businesses and workers impacted by restaurant and bar closures
  4. Please echo these requests in your letter and add your personal story about why this matters to you.”

Call your Representative and your Senators at: 202-224-3121. Advocate for food chain workers to be included in the federal stimulus plan.


ACT

Offer resources and services: https://chcommunitypost.com/ and Bull City Responds

Educate and share: Food Chain Workers Alliance

SUPPORT INDEPENDENT LIVING WAGE CERTIFIED RESTAURANTS

Living Wage-Certified Businesses currently doing take out service as of March 22, 2020:

Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe [and donate to support Curryblossom Cafe’s workers]

Bean Traders

Copa

East Durham Pie Shop

Eastcut Sandwich

Fullsteam

Glasshalfull

Guglhupf

Luna

Little Waves/Cocoa Cinnamon [buy coffee beans online and donate to their Living Wage Fund]

Monuts

Napoli

Root Cellar

See here for info on Durham Distillery’s sanitizing solution donation program

DINING BONDS

LOCAL RESTAURANTS DOING TAKE OUT & CURB-SIDE PICKUP

Carrboro United Local Food Hub

Chapel Hill Restaurants

Durham Restaurants


LOCAL FARMS SELLING DIRECT TO THE PUBLIC



King Cobra Apiary

Mapleview Farms

McGibney Farms

Mills Family Farms (704-960-2994) 284 Barfield Rd Mooresville, NC 28115