Our restaurants, markets and farms are some of the worst impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please consider helping support them through a purchase of a gift card or contribution to one of the recovery funds listed below.
The way we’ve already seen this community pull together and support one another is powerful and inspiring. People are setting up and supporting fundraisers for restaurants and their staff, farmers are donating unused supplies so that chefs can help get food to those who need it, staff are donating their salaries to try and help those less fortunate earn income for as long as they can.
We’re all having to make big sacrifices and tough choices and we’ll have more ahead, but if there’s one thing that’s certain in these otherwise uncertain times, it’s that we survive this by coming together as a community to support one another and help out in whatever ways we possibly can. When this ultimately passes, we want to ensure Tulsa is as awesome a place as when this began and to us that is simply not possible without the restaurants, farmers, vendors, and other small businesses that we love so dearly.
Tulsa Restaurant Relief Fund
The Oklahoma’s food service industry employs over 185,000 people. Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation (LTFF) and Mother Road Market (MRM), in partnership with the Oklahoma Restaurant Association (ORA), have created the Tulsa Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. LTFF contributed $100,000 to start this relief fund managed by the ORA’s Foundation to support Tulsa restaurant workers.
Iron Gate is a soup kitchen and grocery pantry located in downtown Tulsa, but they provide more than a meal. They offer a safe, friendly and welcoming place to get out of the storm for a couple of hours every day.
Join the efforts to prepare the OK Food Bank Shelves. Many of families they serve live paycheck to paycheck. Others have trouble getting enough food each day. A possible quarantine, lengthy illness, or work reduction will have devastating effects for them. They need your support to continue the work of distributing food to people in need during these challenging times.
Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa Emergency Covid-19 Crisis Fund
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will require extraordinary resources and a dramatic response from our community. More seniors urgently need our help in the form of emergency meals and essential services to keep them safe. Double Your Impact! Give today and your donation will be matched by The Helmerich Family Trust dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000.
Ridge Grill and Ti Amo have a vision to feed our neighbors in need throughout Tulsa. They are starting a partnership to help those most seriously impacted by the current COVID-19 virus. They understand that we are all in this together, and ask those who have the desire or means to contribute to this effort and join them as they do what they can to make a difference in our community.
Food for Families is a program that values local businesses, local food and our local community. Growing Together has teamed up with Elote to provide weekly meal kits to families in need during COVID-19
The 3 Sirens Restaurant Group includes Bird & Bottle, Bramble, and Celebrity Club. No donation is to small and all proceeds will be used to help financially support our wonderful staff until we can all meet again. These funds will help to cover only necessary living expenses for our community, food, medicine, roofs over their head, etc. The safety net for this industry will be the community they serve.
The JTR Group includes Juniper, Prhyme and their catering operations. As many of you know, hourly and tipped employees rely on our businesses to be open and busy with guests like you each and every day in order for them to make money. This fund will be equally directed to every member of their hourly and tipped staff.
If you’ve fallen in love with a particular dish at Lowood then help the culinary team that created that dish. If you were introduced to a new favorite wine while dining at Lowood then help support the Sommelier’s that made that happen. If you crave the same quality of food and service in the future then please help them support this amazing team and help bring them all home when it’s safe.
Many of their employees rely on tips, and were left in a tough spot, financially, when they shut down their dining room. If you are in a place to help the silly Dilly kids out during these uncertain times, they have set up a GoFundMe that will be dispersed among the staff.
Neighborhood Jam is raising money to help support their staff with bills, groceries, and supplies due to this troubling time we are fighting COVID-19. This virus has kept them from being able to open their doors to do what they love to do, and that is serve YOU.
These times are not only difficult for the service industry, but for everyone in our community. MixCo is asking for anything you may be able to contribute to help their employees pay for groceries, bills, rent, and other dues being affected by the current closure.
Any money donated to this GoFundMe will be dispersed throughout all AMBR Dining Group concepts (Amelia’s Woodfired Cuisine & Amelia’s Market and Brasserie), going directly to hourly and tipped employees to help sustain them during this incredibly challenging time. Think of it as a giant tip pool! Should we have any money left upon reopening our doors, we will pay it forward with a donation to our favorite industry support charities.
All money raised will go directly to their staff, divided evenly for all employees, with no money going to owners or operations. Jane’s employs 23 people on their team. They have set the goal amount at $11,500 which would provide $500 dollars to each individual.
The Palace Group Team (Palace Cafe, Prairie Fire Pie and Kitchen 27) needs your help! Due to the COVID19 pandemic and the closure of all dining rooms and bars in Tulsa their staff of about 50 people are limited on hours that they rely on for their livelihood. Their staff consists of mothers, fathers, students, and immigrants that all depend on us to pay for their basic needs: rent, utilities, and food. This loss of income will affect them and their families in a profound way.