This morning, the Franklin County Commissioners approved a $50,000 grant to Service! to fund relief and services for low-income hospitality workers in Central Ohio who continue to suffer the effects of the ongoing pandemic economy. Service! was founded in 2020 to assist the many restaurant and hospitality workers that we all rely on, but who suddenly found themselves without work as the COVID-19 pandemic crested. Service! began with boxed meals, and the moved on to directly raising money for low-income service workers in need. This grant will allow Service! to widen its focus beyond direct assistance and to expand into programs that will help workers secure well-paid jobs for the future and ensure sustainability and equity in the workplace.
The funding for this grant is made available through the American Rescue Plan. You can learn more about the commissioners are using the American Rescue Plan to help our community recover at Recovery.FranklinCountyOhio.gov