Please contribute to the Chicago Restaurant Workers Relief Fund to help our important food worker neighbors in this challenging time.

Nearly half a million food service jobs in the Chicago area are at risk due to shutdown restrictions on restaurants, bars and coffee shops. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, these workers in Cook County are facing severe economic hardship.

Your financial support can make a significant difference for these workers.

To date, we’ve received more than $4 million to help these workers but the need is staggering. To encourage contributions, anonymous donors have committed to match donations up to $1 MILLION DOLLARS. To make your dollars go further, these donors will also cover all administrative costs for these matched funds, which means every dollar you give goes directly to a restaurant worker in crisis.

If you would like to contribute and help us reach the goal of an additional TWO MILLION DOLLARS for aid to Chicago restaurant workers, please DONATE HERE.

Southern Smoke is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax-exempt. If you have questions or would like to speak to someone regarding your donation, please contact