The California Restaurant Foundation (CRF) announced recently receiving a $30,000 matching donation from FHLBank San Francisco through the Reno-based EMPLOYERS Insurance Group to support the nonprofit’s Restaurants Care relief fund, which gives money to restaurant workers facing illness, injury, personal crisis or natural disaster.
“EMPLOYERS Insurance Group has had the rare privilege to become a COVID Relief Champion and support the mission of the California Restaurant Foundation and Restaurants Care to provide much needed financial assistance to workers in the restaurant and hospitality industry who have suffered economic hardships as a result of the pandemic,” said Wayne Hilston, Vice President Sales – Programs & Payroll Alliances at EMPLOYERS. “We are now excited to see that our partners at FHLBank of San Francisco have joined the effort by providing a matching funds contribution to the Restaurants Care COVID Relief initiative.
“We want to take the opportunity to join the California Restaurant Foundation and Restaurants Care in thanking them for their incredible generosity and community spirit.”
According to a Feb. 9 press release, over the past year, CRF has helped nearly 1,600 restaurant workers and families.
“We are so grateful to EMPLOYERS Insurance Group for being a Champion of Restaurants Care and securing the matching contribution. It is a wonderful coming together of two companies and their commitment to supporting those who need a helping hand when times are tough,” said Alycia Harshfield, Executive Director of Restaurants Care. “Because of the support of compassionate companies like FHLBank San Francisco and EMPLOYERS, we will be able to serve so many more in our foodservice community and provide hope and stability.”