Donation part of $100,000 pledged to groups and nonprofits in Michigan
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Henry A. Fox Sales, a statewide beer, wine and spirits distributor, today announced $40,000 in donations to three funds helping restaurant workers impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The funds include:
- Michigan Hospitality Industry Employee Relief Fund, $30,000
- National Restaurant Association Relief Fund, $5,000
- United States Bartender's Guild Emergency Assistance Program, $5,000
“As Michigan slowly and safely begins to reopen its economy it’s important to remember there are still former employees in the hospitality industry who need our help,” said Brien Fox, president of Henry A. Fox Sales. “I’m hopeful these donations will help Michiganders who’ve been working at restaurants and bars across the state make ends meet and provide for their families meet during these challenging times.”
Last month, Henry A. Fox Sales announced $100,000 in donations to more than 20 organizations across the state helping some of Michigan’s most vulnerable residents during the global health pandemic.
To date, the Michigan Hospitality Industry Employee Relief Fund has paid out $310,000 to nearly 800 Michiganders. Each person received a $395 grant. Henry A. Fox Sales donation will ensure 76 additional people will receive grants.
“I want to thank Henry A. Fox Sales for donating $30,000 to the Michigan Hospitality Industry Employee Relief Fund to help restaurant workers throughout Michigan get through this public health pandemic,” said Justin Winslow, president and CEO of the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association. “Restaurant workers are struggling to make ends meet and this donation will go a long way towards helping them provide for their families.”
Henry A. Fox Sales is a family owned and independent beer, wine and spirits distributor serving retailers and restauranteurs throughout the state. Their team of nearly 150 sales, delivery, warehouse and front office staff take pride in being the distributor of choice and valued trade partner to their customers and suppliers.
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