In solidarity with Hospitality Industry workers across British Columbia
The BCHF’s #HospitalityHustle was a great success! We’ve had excellent feedback from participants, who noted that the Hustle helped motivate them to get moving and to focus on necessary self-care during a very uncertain time.
Although the loosening of COVID restrictions means that businesses are re-opening around BC in measured phases, there’s still a lot to navigate, personally and professionally, during this unprecedented time. That’s why we’ve chosen to continue the Hustle as an ongoing program.
We invite you, therefore, to continue “Hustling for Hospitality” by engaging in physical exercise and sharing your experiences on Social Media and tagging #HospitalityHustle. IT IS FREE! Please watch our social media posts, updates on our website, and the BCHF’s newsletters for seasonal activities, industry profiles, fitness tips, #WineWednesdays, #SolidaritySunday and more.
Stay well, have fun and engage with your fellow hospitality workers.
Check out a glimpse of your posts in our Thank you page!
CHARITIES/NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
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The BCHF is a charity that supports hospitality workers facing financial crisis due to a health condition. These are the people who work in your favourite restaurants, wineries, breweries, bars, and hotels. Often with limited access to benefits or financial aid, our beneficiaries have nowhere else to turn if a health condition arises. Your support has a meaningful impact by getting them back on their feet again.
Les Dames d’Escoffier British Columbia Chapter is an invitational organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality whose mission is education, scholarship and philanthropy.
At its core, Mind The Bar is a mental health resource, information & support system, and community hub designed for the hospitality industry, that focuses on the major issues of depression, anxiety, addiction & workplace harassment.
Its goal is to ultimately dismantle the negative stigma associated with mental health by changing the way we discuss, address & cope with it.
The CPBA has created a CPBA Relief Measures Fund, a program that will be dispersing financial aid specifically to those members who are out of work and need extra help covering their bills. This is a national effort and there are no regional restrictions.
The Foundation exists to create, preserve, and enhance a celebrated recreational trail system that connects healthy, vibrant communities throughout the Thompson Okanagan region.
The HOPE Fund’s aim is to provide a maximum of 200 family meals per week for those that have lost jobs in the hospitality industry due to COVID-19 and need a helping hand. Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country has committed to raising all costs associated with this for the long term, with food provided at cost by Oliver Eats Ltd. Meals are prepared in the Oliver Eats’ Interior Health certified kitchen to the highest safety standards, and have contactless collection practices in place.
Those that are in the region, have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, and are in need of a meal, please email email@example.com by 5pm every Thursday. Meals can be collected every Saturday afternoon. Local partners that are keen to donate products or other items for The HOPE Fund can deliver directly to Oliver Eats Ltd., ideally on Tuesdays.
All money raised will be distributed to food & beverage workers impacted by COVID-19 who require urgent financial relief. Those applying for funds will receive access to relief funds ranging from $25 to $150 to use toward basic necessities, such as groceries, covering a bill, going toward rent, or filling prescriptions, etc.
Help us to help those in the Victoria hospitality industry weather the storm of Covid19. Money will be given out via request by letters of need. Industry folks can send letters of need to firstname.lastname@example.org . A small group of industry veterans will make determination of distribution.