CORE: Children of Food and Restaurant Employees released information regarding how much support they were able to provide in 2021. As a Silver Partner, Calagaz Printing is proud to be part of this national network helping service workers through difficult times. We believe alongside our capability to produce menus, signs, and collateral for restaurants across the country we have a responsibility to support the people on the front lines helping serve meals in their communities. With 300 grants and a total of $705,753 awarded, 2021 was another successful year for CORE to share the strength of everyone involved in the food and restaurant industry.
CORE is a national non-profit dedicated to serving food and beverage operations employees with children to provide financial relief when either the employee or their child faces a health crisis, injury, death, or natural disaster. CORE grants in all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico. Each grant is based on need and the average grant is $2,600. They work with a network of Corporate Partners, Donors, Ambassadors, Sponsors, Media, and Strategic Partners to provide a valuable support system for food and beverage operations employees when they face a qualifying event.
CORE Facts and FAQs
- Employees can apply online, or a family can be referred at COREgives.org
- Employees that may qualify for a grant can work in any type of food service or beverage service operation.
- 45% of grantees are single moms and 10% are single dads.
- The majority of grantees are 30 – 39 years old (48%).
- #1 Reason for a CORE grant: Medical diagnosis.
- A grant is a financial gift – thanks to the generosity of industry donors, partners, and the community.
We’re proud to provide material support to the CORE program. Through posters displayed in restaurants across the country – and in multiple languages – service workers learn that help is available and how they can get that help. We print postcards, informational flyers, and other materials that CORE uses to spread the word about their mission. We also provide event support – banners, promotional items, raffle tickets, and more – for the CORE team to look their best at industry events and attract more support from suppliers, vendors, and partners.
CORE materials are available through Calagaz Printing’s proprietary Print Tailor platform. This easy-to-use online shopping experience makes it simple for participants to order materials and streamlines production so order fulfillment happens quickly. Print Tailor helps CORE focus on their message instead of worrying about orders. Powerful reporting features also give CORE insight into where materials are going and where they can focus their efforts.
We’re proud to look back and see the small part we played in helping 708 children have a better 2021 because we know it was a tough year for many people. Seeing these glimmers of hope, we’re committed to pour even more energy and effort into 2022 to strengthen CORE and try to help more people throughout the food and beverage industry.
If you or someone you know in the food and beverage industry needs assistance due to a health crisis, injury, death or natural disaster, please visit COREgives.org for information on applying, submitting a request, or referring a family.