Funding Friday: ROAR
Yesterday, Gabrielle Hamilton, the chef/owner/creator of Prune, a tiny twenty-year-old restaurant in the east village that The Gotham Gal and I and our family have always loved, wrote a piece in the New York Times that really captures the sense of loss we all feel around our favorite local places, particularly for the people who made them what they are every day, day after day, year after year.
I can’t get her words and the images and emotions they convey out of my head.
So I want this Funding Friday to be for people like her, who have given a large part of who they are to serving us.
And the cause I’ve selected is ROAR, Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants. You can follow them here:
ROAR and Robin Hood, one of NYC’s leading charitable organizations, are partnering with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) to provide direct cash assistance to restaurant workers in New York City facing unprecedented economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We made a donation today and if you’d like to join us, you can do that here.