Chosen Charities

The following charities have been vetting by the Texas Restaurant Association, including the Greater Houston Chapter, and the National Restaurant Association. We believe they have what it takes to put lives back together after suffering damages from Hurricane Harvey. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE)

CORE grants support to the children of food and beverage employees navigating life-altering circumstances. Since 2004, CORE has raised more than $2.5 million and granted support to more than 225 families from across the industry and the country.

If a family qualifies for CORE support, they can grant up to $10,000 for food and beverage service employees with children and their families. These grants cover medical bills and funeral expenses for children, gas cards, groceries, clothing, medical supplies and therapies, utilities, rent and mortgage, and whatever else a family might need to navigate their specific circumstance. CORE works with the family to create the best and most impactful grant for their family and needs.

If you are interested in applying for support or referring a family for support, please visit their grant application. For more examples of CORE’s impact in the food and beverage service industry, read stories about families they’ve supported.

Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE)
Restaurants Respond
1196 Buckhead Crossing
Woodstock, GA 30189

Houston Food Bank

The Houston Food Bank has a history of providing disaster relief, but we've never seen devastation on this scale.  

We will provide food and supplies in the short term and for many months to come to residents in southeast Texas who will struggle to rebuild their lives.  The Food Bank will work closely with our network of partner agencies to ensure food is getting to those who need it most.  We also find ways to connect offers of help with those who are providing help.

Houston Food Bank
Restaurants Respond
535 Portwall Street
Houston, TX 77029

Mayor Turner's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmett have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Greater Houston Community Foundation
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Restaurants Respond
ATTN: Gift Processor
5120 Woodway Drive Suite 6000
Houston, TX 77056

Hurricane Harvey Hospitality Relief Fund

After Katrina, Alex Brennan Martin of Brennan's of Houston, led an effort that raised $1 million for New Orleans' hospitality workers. Now the Louisiana Restaurant Association and the Commander's Family of Restaurants are hoping to repay that effort.

Hurricane Harvey Hospitality Employee Relief Fund, overseen by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is accepting direct donations online The fund also provides a way to direct money raised by fundraisers in New Orleans to the Houston hospitality workers most in need.

The fund is working with Texas and Houston restaurant associations to identify who needs assistance.

Greater New Orleans Foundation
Restaurants Respond
919 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130