Hook Hall in Washington, D.C.’s Park View neighborhood has become a relief center for employees in the hospitality sector during the hard times the city has been going through due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The business has announced that it is handing out care packages and family meals every day from 6:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. to restaurant workers in the District.
The new initiative is called “Hook Hall Helps” and focuses on supporting people who are out of work or working reduced hours.
The care kits provided by Hook Hall include shelf-stable foods, toilet paper, packaged soup, granola bars, trail mix, cereal, and coffee.
They also partnered with the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Education Foundation (RAMW-EF) on a fund to help buy supplies and meals for restaurant and bar staff.
The fund aims to collect donations that will be distributed to support industry worker relief measures. (If you are interested in donating, you can use this link. You can email them at email@example.com for taking part in the project.)
“As the hours passed and we receive further updates about COVID-19, we have been sitting in our home at Hook Hall, wondering, ‘How can we help?’” Hook Hall owners said in a statement.
“We decided to partner with our vendors and execute a plan to help our D.C. community and do it fast. We know the strength of the hospitality industry is our relationships with guests, team members, partners, and the community. That’s why we’ve rolled out HOOK HALL HELPS. For our industry community, we’re preparing and distributing as many Hook Hall Care Kits as we can.”
Hook Hall’s owner Anna Valero is planning to expand the initiative into various other groups such as students who were forced to leave campuses.
Hook Hall is located at 3400 Georgia Avenue, Northwest D.C.