Mayor Garcetti Launches “Serve” Fund for Restaurant Workers Affected by Outdoor Shutdown

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to restaurant workers.

If you are a food service worker in need of support, you should find out if your eligible to receive Secure Emergency Relief for Vulnerable Employees (SERVE).

The $800 grant is available to 4000 employees of restaurants, food stands, mobile food units and push carts, and breweries, wineries and bars that serve food on the premises.


Last week, L.A. County Department of Public Health suspended outdoor dining at restaurants (along with breweries, wineries, and bars) leaving many food service workers, once again, out of a job.

SERVE is the newest partnership between Mayor Garcetti and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to provide cash aid to food service workers who reside in the City. SERVE will offer 4,000 food service workers with a one-time $800 stipend to help them during this critical suspension period.

Author: Keri Freeman

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