We are connecting the affected hospitality workforce with local non-profits to serve and
provide hunger relief to communities.
The COVID-19 crisis severely impacted the service industry and put our already at-risk populations in desperate need of meals. In addition, the non-profit organizations that serve so much of this population are experiencing a spike in the need for volunteers to meet the escalating need.
Get Shift Done is a relief fund and initiative launched in North Texas to address both affected service workers who have lost their paychecks and immediate support for the demand of the non-profits, especially with respect to hunger relief. Since then, we have expanded our local efforts and are working to launch Get Shift Done programs in cities nationwide.
Two critical needs in one initiative: stabilizing incomes & hunger relief
We are using the Shiftsmart platform to connect the volunteers, supporters and non-profits to deliver these essential functions all while providing basic incomes and food security for affected children and families. And, by providing a skilled, at-the-ready workforce, we can support the non-profits, school systems and other hunger relief programs with efficient and effective help to meet the surge in demand.
Overall, the combination of three impact measures can bring critical stability to communities. Affected populations, businesses, organizations and non-profits are activated on a local level and empowered to provide services in the communities they call home.
What we did
- Created the Get Shift Done initiative with the intent to provide wages to hourly workers to fulfill these shifts. All remaining funds will be used to support non-profit organizations that provide workforce development and hunger relief.
- Partnered with Restaurant Industry Leaders to offer their staff shifts at local non-profit organizations preparing, assembling, and delivering meals at a wage rate determined by our city partners.
- Launched a special program with a dedicated team to leverage the Shiftsmart platform to onboard, train, schedule, dispatch, route, and pay the assigned workers to perform these shifts at non-profits.
Through our partnerships in major U.S. Cities and your donations, we will be able to keep workers working and food on the tables of America.