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In 2017, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, our fellow citizens and foodservice employees faced unprecedented hardship. Restaurants Respond was launched as a way to track how our restaurant and hospitality community gives back after a tragic event.

We have re-launched the project after the domestic terrorism inflicted on the El Paso community on August 3, 2019.

Please join us by participating or hosting your own giving event to raise funds for the El Paso Victims Relief Fund, the Children of Restaurants Employees (CORE), and the GoFundMe campaigns. Your generosity will make a meaningful difference to victims and their families.

There is no Restaurants Respond organization. It is simply a group of associations, restaurants, foodservice companies, and their employees and guests from across the country united in the effort to help those affected by catastrophic national events.

100% of the funds raised through Restaurants Respond will support the chosen charities for the El Paso, Midland, and Odessa victims relief efforts.

Imagine the difference our nation's 900,000 restaurants, 12.2 million employees and their 295 million guests can make working together. Join us!