window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-29484371-30');
Wednesday , August 12 2020
john overall 728×90
Utep Football Generic 728
Spring Training 728
Mountains 728
ENTERPRISE 728
Covid-19 Fund 728
PBP_728
EMERGENCE MINDFUL 728.90
TRLA_728
Elizabeth 728
Emergence June 11 – Sep 11, 2020 728
Home | Tag Archives: Maggie Asfahani

Tag Archives: Maggie Asfahani

El Paso Food and Beverage Worker’s Fund still accepting applications for assistance

Even with the recent limited openings of some El Paso restaurants and bars, local food and beverage workers are currently still struggling financially because of COVID-19.

Maggie Asfahani, creator of the fund, wants workers to know that funds are still available to those who need it.

“Although restaurants and bars are now able to open, we recognize that there is still an economic struggle for employees because of some of the state’s requirements on our businesses,” said Asfahani, owner of Salt + Honey Bakery Café in Five Points.

Although the governor recently announced that restaurants can now open at 50 percent capacity and bars at 25 percent capacity, these requirements will not be effective in El Paso until May 29.

For those who need assistance,  $100 gift cards are still available from the Paso del Norte Community Foundation’s El Paso Food and Beverage Workers Fund.

“Our restaurant and bar employees are still in need of assistance and we want them to know that this fund is here to help,” said Tracy J. Yellen, CEO of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation. “Applying for assistance can be overwhelming for some community members but we have made applying for the El Paso Food and Beverage Workers Fund simple.”

$100 gift card funds are still available. To receive these funds, submit the following information to cpedregon@pdnfoundation.org: legal name, physical address, telephone number, email address, and a copy of a letter for temporary closure or notice of termination from employment from a restaurant or bar located in El Paso County as of March 18, 2020.

Funds will be awarded to qualified applicants by Workforce Solutions Borderplex until funds are no longer available.

The Food and Beverage Workers Fund is still accepting donations by clicking here or mailing a check payable to the Paso del Norte Community Foundation (with a note that it’s for the El Paso Food and Beverage Workers Fund) to Paso del Norte Community Foundation, 221 N. Kansas Street, Suite 1900, El Paso, Texas 79901.

Local restaurateurs opens fund to assist food and beverage workers

Local food and beverage workers are among the first to be hurt by the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But help is coming thanks to a group of local restaurateurs.

“Restaurants, bars and coffee shops are inherently social places, so guidance from health authorities to limit exposure to crowds and to practice social distancing hit us all hard,” said Maggie Asfahani, who owns Salt + Honey Bakery Café in Five Points.

“We were already hurting, but the executive order that restaurants close their dining rooms forced many restaurants, including mine, to temporarily close and lay off the employees who are the backbone of our business.”

Asfahani is leading a group of local service industry volunteers who have established the El Paso Food and Beverage Workers Fund within the Paso del Norte Community Foundation. The fund will support a grant to Workforce Solutions Borderplex to provide $50 gifts to qualifying food and beverage workers who have been laid off or are working significantly reduced hours due to a temporary closure as a result of the pandemic.

“The Paso del Norte Community Foundation was established to support the needs of our region,” said Tracy J. Yellen, CEO of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation. “We are grateful to local restaurateurs and Workforce Solutions Borderplex for stepping up in these challenging times to support our workforce.”

“Across the country, the needs are great for employers and employees who have seen severe impacts to their businesses and their livelihoods,” said Leila Melendez, CEO of Workforce Solutions Borderplex.

“The generosity and leadership which these restaurateurs have shown typifies the strength, resilience and selflessness of the Borderplex region.”

You can donate by clicking here or mailing a check payable to the Paso del Norte Community Foundation (with a note that it’s for the El Paso Food and Beverage Workers Fund) to Paso del Norte Community Foundation, 221 N. Kansas Street, Suite 1900, El Paso, Texas 79901.

PBP_728
ENTERPRISE 728
Emergence June 11 – Sep 11, 2020 728
Covid-19 Fund 728
EMERGENCE MINDFUL 728.90
john overall 728×90
Mountains 728
Elizabeth 728
TRLA_728
Utep Football Generic 728
Get Shift Done 728
Spring Training 728