The California Restaurant Association Foundation’s Charitable Alliance with Uncle Ed’s Damn Good Vodka


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 28, 2020) – The California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF), a non-profit that invests in and empowers California’s restaurant workforce, is proud to announce its partnership with Uncle Eds Damn Good Vodka (Uncle Eds) to benefit CRAFRestaurants Care program providing emergency assistance to restaurant workers who have experienced sudden tragedies and hardships.

Uncle Eds Damn Good Vodka, a premium, all natural spirits company who crafts naturally gluten-free, non-GMO vodka for people who want to drink and do good, chose to partner with CRAF to further the companys mission of supporting causes that make the world a better place.

As a purpose driven brand in the alcohol space, Uncle Eds is committed to using its product and platform to drive change by partnering with like-minded organizations. In addition to an ongoing partnership with a percentage of product sales going directly to Restaurants Care, Uncle Eds made a $5,000 donation to CRAF at an event that took place at the House of Blues Anaheim on January 23, 2020.

Its in the spirit of community and Uncle Eds mission to give back that we identified Restaurants Care, and all the amazing work they do for the restaurant community, as an organization we wanted to align our brand with,” said Walt Kerpa, CEO of Uncle Eds Damn Good Vodka and brother to Uncle Ed himself. “Ed got his start working in a restaurant and our whole team felt strongly about providing support to those who are pouring our drinks, serving our food and playing a role in making our restaurant experiences memorable.”

The support of Uncle Eds will go towards grants covering basic living expenses which help employees and their families get back on their feet after a time of hardship including illness, accidents and natural disasters. These grants provide much-needed financial assistance, giving back to the hardworking people who operate our communities’ restaurants – chefs, cooks, bussers, bartenders, servers and dishwashers – in their greatest time of need. 

We are thrilled to partner with Uncle Eds and their team of visionaries committed to making a positive impact on our planet and its inhabitants, and were honored they have chosen to invest in Restaurants Care,” said Alycia Harshfield, Executive Director of CRAF. “Their generous contributions will make a lasting impact on the restaurant community providing much-needed hope to those who have fallen on dark times.”

For more information about CRAF and the Restaurants Care program, visit

To learn more about Uncle Eds Damn Good Vodka, visit

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