About & FAQ

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 in North Texas

  • Created the GetShift Done for North Texas Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas 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 in North Texas to offer their staff shifts at North Texas based non-profit organizations preparing, assembling, and delivering meals at a wage rate of $10/hour.
  • Launched a team and special program leveraging the Shiftsmart platform to onboard, train, schedule, dispatch, route, and pay the assigned workers to perform these shifts at the non-profits.

Through our partnership with the North Texas Food Bank, we will be able to serve over 1 million meals per week while providing more than $250,000 of wages per week to over 1,000 workers per week.


Who is Get Shift Done

What is the mission of Get Shift Done?

Get Shift Done is connecting the hospitality workforce affected by the COVID-19 virus with local non-profits to serve and provide hunger relief to North Texas communities.

How is Get Shift Done going to accomplish its mission?

Get Shift Done was launched to employ affected hourly workers in the hospitality industry to perform shifts for non-profit organizations and institutions in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Where/how can I find more information about Get Shift Done?

Visit GetShiftDone.org and continue to check back for updates.

Who is Get Shift Done trying to help?

Both the nonprofits whose volunteers were not coming to work due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and the hospitality workers who were displaced from their jobs due to the mandatory closing of restaurants.

Why is Get Shift Done doing this?

When less volunteers were coming to work their shifts at food banks and other non-profit agencies dedicated to serving the food insecure, we saw an opportunity of filling those shifts with those from the food service industry and paying them an hourly wage.

Donors and Supporters

How/where do I sign up to donate?

Please visit our website and use our DONATE link.  And thank you.  We are all in this together.

Is Get Shift Done a 501c3?

Get Shift Done North Texas’ fiscal sponsor is Communities Foundation of Texas, a 501c3 non-profit.

Will my donation be tax deductible?


Non-profit Partners

Your web page says Get Shift Done is targeting relief for North Texas, can other areas participate?

Yes.  In order to participate communities need to have a facility that serves the food insecure and large enough to employ several workers at a time.  The community also needs to have funding in place to pay displaced hospitality employees who register to work shifts at the agencies.

What type of non-profit can register to ask for help from Get Shift Done?

We need to work with non-profits who are already accepting food donations, managing the distribution of the food and have facilities large enough to have many workers at a time working shifts.

Is there any criteria to register my non-profit that needs help preparing and delivering meals?

Details about this are included in our app platform.  You can learn more by completing our registration process within the app itself.

After I register my non-profit to request workers, what happens next?

We are working individually with non-profits to address their volunteer needs.  Shifts are assigned after going through our onboarding process.

Can any non-profit register to request workers from Get Shift Done?

We prefer to have non-profits that are already serving the food insecure and have a need for more volunteers to meet the number of meals required for their community.

Hospitality Workers

Is there any prior experience criteria required to register as a displaced worker?

We are supporting workers from the hospitality industry.

What documents will I need to register as a displaced worker?

Details about this are included in our app platform.  You can learn more by completing our registration process within the app itself.

After I register as a displaced worker, what happens next and how/when will I get paid?

After you register in our app, you are part of the system and every step and feature of the process is handled from there.

Do I need a vehicle if I’m asked to deliver meals?

We have displaced workers who are using public transportation to get to participating Food Banks to work shifts.  If you do not have a vehicle, you will not be matched to deliver meals.

Restaurant Partners

As a restaurant/hospitality company, what can I do to help Get Shift Done and my former employees?

Register your furloughed employees as one group through our app.  The app can be found here.