Click on the links below for a number of specified relief funds. If we have not listed a relief fund that you are aware of, please email us at

We will review and add the fund to our list.

Assistance for Individuals & Businesses

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation (RWCF): COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

C19 Help Sqaud: Give Help, Get Help All resource. Sign up to connect with others in need or who are willing to provide help. Give or receive financial assistance, shop for groceries, etc.

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund (OFWEF) Cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers, and other service workers

USBG National Charity Foundation: Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) Grants for bartenders and / or their spouses & children

Government Human Resources Administration (HRA) Food Stamps, Cash Assistance, Medicaid, and additional government-run assistance programs

General Resources

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation: Resources for Restaurants and Workers Coping with the COVID-19 Emergency

EATER – A list of Relief Fund for Restaurants, Bars and Food Service Workers

PUNCH DRINK – Updated daily with new resources & ways to help

Imbibe – Links to relief funds & initiatives across the country

Bon Appetit – List of merchandise and goods available from affected businesses & other helpful information

Relief for Businesses

NYC.GOV – Loans & grants for small businesses affected by COVID-19

NYC.GOV – Survey for Nightlife Workers, Freelancers, and Business Impacted by COVID-19

Contacting Government Officials

Breakdown of key elected officials with contact information, description of their role, and stances on major issues.

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Mental Health Resources

Restaurant After Hours & NYC Health

Temporary Work*

* Please fill out this form if you are a service worker affected by a restaurant closure and would like to be connected to wine & spirits shops in NYC seeking assistance with delivery orders and other related services:

Direct Relief

All Business Owners Giving 100% of donated profits to staff in need. Donations of $50 or more receive a free ZRS Tote Bag. Please email us at with proof of support payment & your shipping address. Thank you from the ZRS Team!

New York City & Brooklyn

Contra/Wildair/Peoples Staff Relief Fund

Four Horsemen and Daymoves/Nightmoves Staff Fund

L’Accolade Restaurant Staff Disaster Relief Fund

The Fly / Hart’s / Cervo’s Staff Relief Fund

Tørst Team Donation

Vinegar Hill House Staff Relief

Frenchette Family Fund

Anfora & L’Artusi / Epicurean Family Support Fund

Pheasant Staff COVID Relief Fund

Otway Family Fund

Support for the Sundown Bar Staff


Emergency COVID Fund for Service Workers – NYC

Racines NY

Matter House

Del Posto Family Fund

LIC Market Team Needs Help

Speedy Romeo Employee Fund

The Flower Shop & Little Ways Employee Fund

Employee Fund for Kindred & Ruffian

Uncle Boons Employee Relief Fund

Insa & The Good Fork Staff Fund

Fradei Bistro Covid Relief Fund

Washington D.C.

Room 11 Employee Relief Fund


NIGHT+MARKET All Staff Relief Fund





Marketing & Outreach

GET THE WORD OUT: Email with your updated delivery options, links to a website / menu, etc. to be featured in Alice’s website and newsletter.

Highlight Articles

NO Collection of Commissions for Online Delivery Services Commission fees suspended for independent restaurants in Boston, Chicago, New York City, Portland, and San Francisco. 

We’re all in this together.

Our sales team is working from home and will be available to you all, as per usual, via phone or email. Please contact them directly, as our office team is also working remotely. 

We commend all of you who are innovating and adapting your business models in order to weather these times. Please reach out to us via email if you are a restaurant or shop offering delivery / open for business. We will do our best to support you via word of mouth and exposure on social media channels. In addition, if delivery just doesn’t seem like a viable option, we would like to know how else to support you via gift cards, merchandise, etc. 

For retail: Fond du Lac is still operating and making deliveries. If your hours have changed, let us know at the time of the order so we can pass that information along promptly. 

Feel free to reach out to us with any further input, ideas for collaboration, links to additional resources, or insights. We are working to expand our website to include as much helpful information as possible in the coming months. 

In the meantime, thank you for all that you do. You all mean the world to us. 

Best Wishes,

The ZRS Team