Hospitality Help Fund
The Hospitality Help Fund was established by the Oregon Hospitality Foundation to provide relief from the pandemic’s impact on Oregon’s hospitality industry. Funds are earned via donations, sponsorships, fundraising events, and grants. Examples of how monies will be used by the foundation include creating new industry training tools such as our Providing Service While Supporting Safety, supporting industry-related philanthropic projects such as our Takeout and A Movie event, and providing financial and technical assistance needed by hospitality-related organizations to re-configure, re-hire, re-open, and support hospitality employee and/or employer needs in transition.
Takeout & A Movie
The Foundation's Takeout & A Movie is an event series to support Oregon's hospitality industry. Our second virtual event, held July 26, included an interactive YouTube livestream broadcast of the Adventure Shorts program Filmed by Bike, an Oregon-produced film festival. The beneficiaries are the Cycle Oregon Fund and Oregon tourism.
Helping Restaurants, Frontline Workers, and Those Experiencing Food Insecurity
Our first Takeout & A Movie event, a collaboration in May with the filmmakers of Phoenix Oregon, was a great success. Thanks to ticket sales, a generous contribution from the Grubhub Community Relief Fund, plus money donated by the Oregon Hospitality Foundation we are able provide restaurants funding to help them serve meals to our frontline heroes and to those experiencing food insecurity. TOGETHER we created enough money to provide an estimated 11,500 meals. Thank you for your support!
The beneficiary list continues to grow as awards are made and as eligible applications are received (read press release). Oregon restaurants interested in applying for these funds should complete the Restaurant Fund Application. To be eligible, a restaurant must be operating in Oregon and providing charitable meals to frontline employees or to those experiencing food insecurity.
Takeout & A Movie Sponsors:
Restaurant Beneficiaries of the First Takeout & A Movie Fundraising Event (read press release)