Stability Resources for KFC U.S. Restaurant Employees during COVID-19 Pandemic
The KFC Foundation’s mission is to care for KFC U.S. restaurant employees. We have put together a list of resources that may be helpful to frontline workers as we work together during the COVID-19 pandemic.
YUM! BRANDS FOUNDATION GLOBAL EMPLOYEE MEDICAL RELIEF PROGRAM
If you are a KFC U.S. restaurant employee who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are caring for someone at your primary residence who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, go to yum.com/relief to apply for a one-time $1,000 grant.
- Feeding America: Find your local community food bank.
- Food pantries: Find local pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves and food banks.
FAMILY AND SOCIAL SERVICES RESOURCES
- Domestic Violence hotline: For anyone affected by abuse and needing support, call 1-800-799-7233. If you’re unable to speak safely over the phone, you can log in to thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
- Resources for supporting children’s emotional well-being during the pandemic
- Homeless shelter directory: If you’re experiencing homelessness right now, use this directory to find homeless shelters in your area.
- Free broadband and wifi access through Spectrum: Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
- Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- A 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
- The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.
- National Association on Mental Illness COVID-19 Guide
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
- Methodist Hospital’s online behavioral health program: FREE virtual access to a mental health professional.
- CDC Mental Health and Coping Guide
- Care for your coronavirus anxiety: Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty
- Free access to Calm app resources: Tools to take care of our minds and stay grounded.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES
- 211: If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services, use the search bar on the website to find your local 211 or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help.
- COVID-19 Resources for every state: Lists links for food, rent, utility and medical assistance state by state.
- NRAEF Restaurant Employee Relief Fund: This fund is providing grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment.
- Coronavirus Stimulus Package FAQs: Learn how the government’s economic relief plan affects you, including answers to questions on stimulus checks, student loans and more.
- One Fair Wage Emergency Fund: Are you a service worker struggling amidst the coronavirus crisis? Apply for help.
- Another Round, Another Rally Emergency Assistance Application: Hospitality workers are facing unprecedented hardships, but Another Round, Another Rally is here to help. We’re offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
- ROC Relief: In this time of crisis, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United is providing resources and financial assistance to restaurant workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis.
- CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees): CORE is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to granting support to food & beverage service employees with children, who are faced with life-altering circumstances and in need of our help, including those who are medically diagnosed with COVID-19/Coronavirus.
- Southern Smoke Foundation: Southern Smoke Foundation provides funding to individuals in the food and beverage industry who are in crisis.
- Golden Rule Charity Application for Assistance: Golden Rule Charity is passionate about delivering timely resources to get employees of the hospitality industry back up and running when faced by an unexpected hardship.
- Credit card issuers offer customer assistance in response to coronavirus: List of credit card issuers and how you can contact them for assistance.
- The Giving Kitchen: (Georgia Residents Only) Food service workers in Georgia who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or those who are under doctor’s orders for a mandatory quarantine can apply for financial assistance.
- California Restaurant Association Foundation COVID-19 Grant: (California Residents Only) Restaurants Care is currently evaluating grant requests from California restaurant workers who have been impacted by the coronavirus.