A Resource for out of work Hospitality workers
Have you heard of an initiative to put hospitality workers to work at non-profit organizations who need assistance with hunger relief?
I'll introduce you to "Get Shift Done"
We are connecting the affected hospitality workforce with local non-profits to serve and provide hunger relief to North Texas communities.
The COVID-19 crisis has severely impacted the North Texas service industry and put our already at-risk populations in desperate need of meals. For the non-profit organizations that serve so much of this population are experiencing a spike in the need for volunteers to meet the escalating need.
Get Shift Done for North Texas was launched to address both affected service workers who have lost their paychecks and immediate support for the demand of the non-profits, especially with respect to hunger relief.
What we have done:
• Created the Gift Shift Done for North Texas Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas with the intent to provide wages to hourly workers to fulfill these shifts. All remaining funds will be used to support nonprofit organizations that provide workforce development and hunger relief.
• Partnered with Restaurant Industry Leaders in North Texas to offer their staff shifts at North Texas based Non-Profit Organizations preparing, assembling, and delivering meals at a wage rate of $10/hour.
• Launched a team and special program leveraging the Shiftsmart platform to onboard, train, schedule, dispatch, route, and pay the assigned workers to perform these shifts at the Non-Profits.
Through our partnership with the North Texas Food Bank, beginning this Thursday, we will be able to serve over 1 million meals per week while providing more than $250,000 of wages per week to over 1,000 workers per week.