DRA Steps up to the Plate

/ Updated on May 14, 2020

The Delaware Restaurant Association, through its 501c3 Education Foundation (DRAEF) has formed the restaurant industry Emergency Action Trust (E.A.T.s) to provide immediate emergency funding to hospitality workers. The Trust, funded by private, community and individual donations, will distribute individual $500 grants to our frontline industry employees during these uncertain times of mandated restaurant shutdowns. THESE GRANTS DO NOT HAVE TO BE PAID BACK.

The DRAEF will be building the new Trust with donations from individual donors and grants from local private foundations and corporate partners. The Beer & Benevolence Foundation, created by Dogfish Head founders Sam & Mariah Calagione, is providing an initial $50,000 donation, with another $50,000 donated when the fund reaches $150,000. Their company will also donate profits from the sales of hand sanitizer the Dogfish Head Distilling Co. is currently producing for the State of Delaware to the E.A.T.s fund.

Please consider a donation to help provide relief to those restaurant workers in critical need of supplemental income during the restaurant shutdowns. Many can and have filed for unemployment benefits, but many are in dire need of additional income until restaurants are allowed to reopen. 100% of all donations (tax-deductible) will go directly to the restaurant industry Emergency Action Trust (EATs), and donors will receive a letter upon receipt of their donation.


Add Your Comment
  1. Avatar Craig Fraser says:

    Hey Bob- I’ve been told been told by restaurant workers who’ve applied for the $500 DRAEF grants that it’s a loan which must be paid back. True? If so, that would’ve affected my decision to contribute, and may affect others.

    • The Rehoboth Foodie The Rehoboth Foodie says:

      That is not correct.
      Whomever told you that is confusing the DRA grants with the restaurant “bailouts” offered by the state. The two are entirely separate. The DRA grants DO NOT have to be paid back.

Add Your Comment

What would you like to do?