If you are looking for ways to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, whether its healthcare workers on the frontlines, vulnerable members of the community, or restaurants and hospitality workers struggling make ends meet, below are some charities, funds, and other organizations you can donate to. Click on the names of the following organizations to donate.


International

Reyka Vodka Beard of the Week

“Reyka is asking people to embrace their new looks by growing out their beards and using the hashtag #ReykaBeard to enter to win weekly prizes, and boasting rights for Beard of the WeekFor every hashtag used, Reyka Vodka will donate $5 to William Grant & Sons’ Stand Fast Campaign, a multi-pronged relief effort to support the on-trade community. As part of this campaign, WGS has established a Stand Fast Fund which will be deployed via charity donations and initiatives to help get bartenders back to work. This is Reyka’s way of giving back to the community who helped build us.”

World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

“Donations support WHO’s work to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments.”

 

National

Another Round Another Rally

“If you are a chef, server, bartender, dishwasher, sommelier, manager or someone who holds any other type of hospitality role, we’re here to lend a hand. We’re offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re also collecting donations from community members willing to help their hospitality-industry friends and neighbors stay afloat in this time of uncertainty.”

CDC Foundation

“Your donation to the CDC Foundation is funding medical supplies, increasing lab capacity, deploying emergency staffing to U.S. public health agencies, providing support to vulnerable communities, addressing health communication needs, boosting clinical research to improve health outcomes, building capacity and infrastructure for global response efforts, and much more.”

Feeding America

“Using the COVID-19 Response Fund, Feeding America is launching national food- and fund-raising efforts to support people facing hunger and the food banks who help them.”

Frontline Foods

“Frontline Foods supports healthcare workers with healthy meals from local kitchens. With your support, our network of grassroots volunteers work with restaurants, hospitals and other medical facilities to feed those working on the frontline. 100% of your money goes directly to restaurants serving hospital workers.”

Girl Scout Cookies

“Donate cookies and we’ll distribute them safely to provide comfort to first responders, volunteers, and local causes in need.”

Letters of Love

“Due to an overwhelming number of letters coming in, we need donations to keep our Letters of Love program and other programs up and running. If you are able and want to support our elders, please consider supporting Love for the Elderly with a small donation.

The CDC, World Health Organization, and Surgeon General have indicated that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 is being spread through the mail.”

Pizza vs. Pandemic

“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our communities hard. Care workers are fighting on the frontlines as small businesses struggle to stay open. With a tax deductible donation, you can support both. Started by Slice Out Hunger, Slice, and Pizza to the Polls, and funded by people like you, Pizza vs. Pandemic is feeding front line care workers by coordinating large orders with independent pizzerias”

World Central Kitchen – Off Their Plate

Our mission is simple—we create work and restore wages at local restaurants, who in turn make meals to feed our frontline healthcare providers. We are live in Boston, SF, New York, Pittsburgh, LA and launching soon in DC and Philadelphia.”

 

Chicago

Give InKind Meals for Chicago Healthcare Workers

“Individual Give InKind pages have been created by local Page Organizers to provide meals and/or snacks for the ER and ICU Staff at various Chicago Area hospitals by members of their community. By utilizing Give InKind, they are streamlining delivery services for the hospitals, minimizing their need to answer calls from staff ordering individual meals, and giving the staff a chance to check in and look forward to the meals that will be delivered.”

 

Los Angeles

Off the Menu Los Angeles Restaurant Relief Fund

“Off the Menu wants to support our local small business restaurant partners and we are raising money to donate to them during this difficult time. Money will be dispersed to all Off the Menu Club restaurants that we have partnered with since the beginning of this year. All funds will go toward helping restaurants pay their employees wages. All money donated will be split evenly among the restaurants.”

World Central Market – Feed the Frontline Los Angeles

“This started with a small group of local moms from our LA public school who asked the sister of one of the women—an intensive care nurse at Kaiser—what we could do to help. She had two needs – protective gear anda decent meal.‘ Our mission as a community is to raise the required funding to feed healthcare workers a nutritious lunch and dinner for as long as this crisis lasts. Every meal is being supplied by a local restaurant also working to keep the lights on.”

World Central Market – LA Hospital Meals

“Support local businesses and frontline healthcare workers by donating restaurant meals to hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis.”

 

New Orleans

The Krewe of Red Beans – #FeedTheFrontLineNOLA

“99% of the money you send will go to a restaurant, a musician, or an artist! You will help sustain our New Orleans restaurants – and show “food love” to our hospital heroes who are stressed out and risking their lives trying to save us! Every dollar you give helps keep New Orleans open for business.”

 

New York

City Meals

“Citymeals on Wheels is working on the frontlines of the Covid-19 outbreak to ensure older New Yorkers have nourishing meals during this public health crisis. Citymeals has already delivered 150,000 emergency meals to older New Yorkers across the five boroughs and is now preparing and delivering an additional 300,000 emergency meals to meet the growing demand. 100% of all public contributions will go to the preparation and delivery of meals.”

Feed the Frontline New York

“By purchasing meals through Feed the Frontlines NYC, you will help fuel the extraordinary efforts of our city’s healthcare workers while also supporting our local restaurants and their employees. With your support, we hope Tarallucci e Vino – along with other local restaurants who join this effort – will see the other side of this crisis.”

Meals4Heroes

“Make twice the impact! Help provide meals from local restaurants to medical professionals working in New York City hospitals as they risk their lives to fight COVID-19.”

 

San Francisco Bay Area

FeedER

“Our goal is to feed the emergency department and the ICU in five East Bay hospitals two meals a day, at a cost of $13k a day. Help us meet that goal. We are nourishing our East Bay community by feeding the heroic frontline staff in our Emergency Rooms, sustaining our local restaurant community, and giving our community as a whole a way to contribute.”

Graciana Winery: Random Acts of Kindness

“Send two or four bottles to a hero. We’ll match your gift.”

Save Our Faves

“Your favorite Bay Area restaurant might close forever. Help save it. Gift cards help “flatten the curve” of lost income from COVID-19.”

Sonoma Family Meal & John Jordan Foundation Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund Match Drive

“Unlike the fires that swept through Sonoma County in 2017 and 2019, we are facing an entirely different disaster with coronavirus. Our usual model of bringing hundreds of volunteers together to cook is not in compliance with social distancing, so we are relying on skeleton crews at local restaurants to provide hundreds of meals each day for seniors, immigrants, farm workers and those in desperate need of food.

John Jordan, the owner of Jordan Winery, and the John Jordan Foundation have made a $150,000 investment in Sonoma Family Meal’s Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund, a new initiative to help restaurants remain open for disaster relief cooking by providing healthy, chef-made meals to those in desperate need of food. With many businesses shuttered, demand for prepared meals is at an all-time high due to the Coronavirus pandemic. SFM and JJF are teaming up to begin a match drive to raise an additional $150,000.”


By Aldo Moreno