NEW ORLEANS – Greater New Orleans Foundation Service and Hospitality Family Assistance Program Supported by Mrs. Gayle Benson, McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco®.
In good times the people of New Orleans reap the benefits of a robust tourism industry fueled by the hard work of tens of thousands of front line workers in our restaurants, bars, and hotels. During this COVID-19 pandemic crisis, these same workers and their families are some of the hardest hit. Restaurants and bars are closed, hotels are vacant, and workers have been sent home without enough to provide for their families. Ours is a region that eats together, dances together and, when tragedy strikes, lifts each other up. The Greater New Orleans Foundation is committed to reducing these burdens. With generous support from Mrs. Gayle Benson and the McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco® brand pepper sauce, the Greater New Orleans Foundation is launching the Service and Hospitality Family Assistance Program in partnership with the Louisiana Restaurant Association. This program will provide grants of up to $1,000 for service and hospitality workers whose families are experiencing financial crisis in the Greater New Orleans region. By working together, we will help each other survive until we can once again thrive.