Since March Guy Fieri has been busy helping out restaurant workers who’ve been unable to work due to the ongoing pandemic. He’s helped raise $21.5 million for 43,000 workers thanks to his Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Now he’s being praised online for doing more than Congress & local governments to help out those in need.
Through help from donors and businesses like Pepsi Co. & Uber Eats the fund helped deliver grants of $500 each to tens of thousands of workers who have suffered financial hardships due to the ongoing pandemic. 80% of those workers were ones that made less than $50k a year prior to the pandemic. On top of that Fieri also showed up in northern California twice this year to cook up meals for firefighters battling wildfires in August & October.
Fieri also has spoken out against California’s ban on outdoor dining as part of the latest stay-at-home order.
Newsweek reports that 3.4 million Americans who worked in leisure & hospitality have lost their jobs this year and that 17,000 restaurant workers were laid off in November alone.
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