Help Us Save Our Industry

To everyone applying for funds: Southern Smoke is a crisis relief organization for people in the food and beverage industry. During this unprecedented time in history, we are answering your calls more than ever. Please know that our mission is to serve everyone of you who applies. But we must prioritize medical emergencies first and foremost. We ask you to please be patient--we know you are all terrified and we are working night and day to get you the help that you need. Stay safe. We will get through this together.

To everyone with the ability to donate: We need you now more than ever. Please support the people who have always supported you. No amount is too big or small. Consider corporate matching and recurring donations. Our industry is in crisis, and we'll need significant funds to take care of the people who need it.

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Donated since 2015
Money donated in 2020
March 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$123,991
February 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$3,916
January 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$24,486
Money donated in 2019
December 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$41,301
November 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$25,658
October 2019
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Houston Chapter
In honor of Antonio Gianola, Houston sommelier living with MS
$100,000
October 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$48,896
August 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$10,000
July 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$9,462
June 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$10,000
May 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$30,784
April 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$2,260
March 2019
B’s Cracklin’ Barbeque
Provides funds to help cover staff payroll following a fire.
$5,000
March 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$6,500
February 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$8,635
Money donated in 2018
October 2018
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$116,522
September 2018
Hurricane Florence Relief
In honor of Vivian Howard and Sam Jones.
$10,000
September 2018
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Houston Chapter
In honor of Antonio Gianola, Houston sommelier living with MS
$200,000
April 2018
Gulf Seafood Foundation’s 
Helping Hands Effort
Provides work gloves to Gulf fishermen affected 
by Hurricane Harvey and Irma
$10,000
Money donated in 2017
October 2017
Hurricane Harvey Relief
Assistance for 139 members of the food 
and beverage industry affected by Hurricane Harvey
$501,000
October 2017
Legacy Community Health
In honor of their partnership with Southern Smoke Festival 2017 and their distribution of funds to 139 people affected by Hurricane Harvey
$10,000
November 2017
Napa and Sonoma County Fire Relief
In honor of the wine growers in Napa and Sonoma who suffered from tragic fires
$5,000
Money donated in 2016
November 2016
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Houston Chapter
In honor of Antonio Gianola, Houston sommelier living with MS
$282,000
Money donated in 2015
October 2015
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Houston Chapter
In honor of Antonio Gianola, Houston sommelier living with MS
$181,000