A message from The James Beard Foundation:
As many of you know, we’ve launched the Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund to provide grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need during this difficult time.
We’re hoping to reach as many restaurants as we can with these $15,000 grants. To do so, we’ve extended our fundraising efforts through April 30th.
Whether you’ve applied for funding of know of friends and colleagues in your network who are vulnerable right now, we hope you’ll help share our message and get the word out to your networks. We know that the more money we raise, the more restaurants we can help.
The Foundation has put together some original graphics that help emphasize the dire need our industry is in during these trying times. Please share with your followers across all of your social media channels. You can access and download the graphics sized for each social media platform (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) here.
Below is some suggested copy to share along with those graphics. Please tag @beardfoundation and #openforgood in your posts.
Sample Social Media Posts
- 11 million jobs are at risk. @beardfoundation’s industry relief fund provides emergency assistance to independent restaurants. Let’s keep restaurants #openforgood. Head to jamesbeard.org/relief to donate now.
- 500,000 plus independent restaurants are at risk. If you can, donate now to @beardfoundation’s Food + Beverage Industry Relief Fund, which provides emergency aid to those who are vulnerable. The money raised helps keep restaurants #openforgood. Head to jamesbeard.org/relief to give.
- @beardfoundation’s new survey shows 4 in 5 restaurant owners aren’t certain they can survive the COVID-19 crisis. Help save independent restaurants by donating to their industry relief fund: jamesbeard.org/relief #openforgood
We can’t thank you enough for your continued engagement. Your voices matter. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.
Everyone at The James Beard Foundation