For us to help, we need help.

From Hurricane Beryl to fires in Ruidoso, and every crisis in between, Southern Smoke Foundation is there for food and beverage workers. We keep families safe in their homes. We keep the lights on for thousands. We keep the industry moving.

But for us to grant emergency relief funds to our applicants, we need funding, too.

Help us help someone today.


Even a little goes a long way.

Every dollar donated supports those in the food and beverage industry. You know them. They may have seared your steak or crafted your favorite cocktail. Maybe they passed you extra sauce through the drive-thru window—or grew the food themselves. No matter who they are or where they live in the U.S., their lives are improved by your generosity. On behalf of them all, thank you.

With your support, we can continue to pay for essentials like groceries, clothing, and rent, as well as cover the cost of life-saving medications, natural disaster damages, lost wages, and more for F+B workers who need it most. Your support also allows us to continue to evolve and expand our mental health program to F+B workers in California, Illinois, Louisiana, New York, and Texas—with the goal of providing services in all fifty states!

Thanks to generous donors like you, we have granted more than $11M to F+B workers in crisis since 2017. In addition, we launched our mental health program, Behind You, in August 2020 and have funded more 3,600 no-cost counseling sessions for F+B workers in several states through university clinic grants.

We are both founded and fueled by leadership who deeply understand the unique stressors and dynamics of the F+B industry, and we encourage you to join us in serving those who are always there to serve us.


Our Commitment to Our Donors

We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by Southern Smoke Foundation, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes the Southern Smoke Foundation website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

Donation Information

For every dollar donated, 85 cents goes directly to programs that provide emergency relief to F+B workers nationwide when there’s a widespread or personal crisis. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the state of Texas, Southern Smoke Foundation provides services nationwide throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. All donations to us are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Southern Smoke Foundation’s TAX ID number is 81-2423050.