With so much hardship and uncertainty in our industry right now we have expanded to better serve hospitality professionals across Canada. Our Emergency Relief Fund is now joined by our Food Insecurity Fund which offers gift cards for multiple food outlets across Canada.
“One day, during the usual February lull, an injury put me out of work for 10 days. I knew rent was going to be impossible. My friend reached out to Andrew and the Fund which gave me..., which covered most of my rent for March 1. It was a huge help, since I was/am not in a position to receive help financially from family.”
"Having been injured and out of work for months in my career, I can attest towards the efficiency and honourable intentions of the Bartenders Benevolent Fund - with their help I was able to endure hardships that might have otherwise broken me... give Alms to the poor, please support the Bartenders Benevolent Fund."
"I just wanted to say thank you again! Today I had to go and get insulin and diabetic supplies, and as you know, servers generally don't have benefits to cover items like these. You guys took a huge burden off of my shoulders and I will be forever grateful! I have shared your information with all those that I know in hopes of helping others as well. What you're doing is quite amazing!"
The Bartenders Benevolent Fund has reached thousands of hospitality professionals across Canada, providing more than $720,000 in financial support through our combined funds since March 2020.
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* As of Apr 19, 2021
DUE TO THE NATURE OF THEIR WORK AND PROXIMITY TO PEOPLE, HOSPITALITY PROFESSIONALS, ALONGSIDE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, HAVE SOME OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF INFECTION FOR COVID-19.
OUR FUNDS INCLUDE: THE EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND AND FOOD INSECURITY FUND, CREATED TO OFFER MONEY OR GIFT CARDS RESPECTIVELY.