Resources for Restaurant Workers

Food Assistance


ATLFAMILYMEAL is a community of Atlanta-area chefs, restaurant owners, hospitality workers and business/non-profit leaders rallying together to help the Atlanta hospitality community and its people survive and thrive. Join the coalition on Facebook (@ATLFamilyMeal), Instagram (@atl_familymeal) and use the #ATLFAMILYMEAL hashtag to share ideas or resources to support the movement. 


Atlanta Community Food Bank has initiated a phone-based program to find nearest food pantries.


CORE provides grants to help foodservice families bridge the financial gap during a qualifying crisis. 


Georgia Food Bank Association




SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) provides any eligible citizen monthly funds to buy groceries.


The Tzedkah Project provides tools and support to the community, enriching the lives of the recipients and encouraging them to practice the tenets of giving.

Multilingual COVID-19 Information

Multilingual Coronavirus Information

health & Wellness

Article: 7 ways to keep yourself healthy in isolation


Doctor on Demand (NATIONAL)


Sourced from Giving Kitchen

Free QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Food Service Workers (NATIONAL)

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety (NATIONAL)

Care App Free Resources (NATIONAL)

Metropolitan Counseling Service (METRO ATLANTA, GA)

Career Coach Paula Randler is offering 45 minute sessions. (METRO ATLANTA, GA)

Dusé Coffee Company's True Community Foundation Program (METRO ATLANTA, GA)

Care and Counseling Center of Georgia (DEKALB COUNTY, GA)

Waters Edge Counseling (SAVANNAH, GA)

Family Recovery of Southwest Georgia (ALBANY + VALDOSTA, GA)

The Family Center (COLUMBUS, GA)

Rental Assistance

Fulton Announces Additional $25 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance Funding Now Available (February 10, 2022)

Fulton County received official confirmation from the U.S. Treasury Department on Friday, February 4 of an additional $25 million in Emergency Rental Assistance Program funding to continue rent and utility support for Fulton County residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Any Fulton County residents residing outside the City of Atlanta who are in need of Emergency Rental Assistance may learn more about eligibility and submit their application at or by calling 855-776-7912 to speak to a live agent (M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Governor Kemp Announces $552M Georgia Rental Assistance Program (February 19, 2021)

Filing Unemployment

Georgia Department Of Labor (GDOL)

Instructions For Filing An Unemployment Insurance Claim

You will need your:

  • Social Security Number

  • Georgia Driver’s License, if applicable

  • Bank’s routing number and your account number (if you want to receive your benefit payments via direct deposit)

  • Work history information for the last 18 months

Follow these steps:

  1. Select the link labeled Apply for Unemployment Benefits on the GDOL Home page.

  2. Answer the questions completely.

  3. Download and read the Claimant Handbook. Information in this handbook provides detailed instructions regarding the unemployment insurance (UI) program and “Next Steps” to follow after submitting your claim.

  4. Record your Confirmation Number. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided when completing the claim application. (If you do not receive a confirmation number, the application was not successfully completed. It remains on the system for 24 hours. Log in again and make sure you select FINISH to receive a confirmation number.)

After you file, your next steps are to:

  1. Request your weekly benefit payment every week, starting the first Sunday after filing your claim by selecting Claim Weekly UI Benefits Payments on the GDOL Home page or calling the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System at 1.866.598.4164

  2. Monitor your voicemail and email closely for messages from the GDOL.

  3. Respond immediately to all requests for additional information.

  4. GDOL will contact you if it is necessary for you to complete an Applicant Status Affidavit (DOL-1054A). You will not have to go to a career center.

  5. Download and complete the affidavit in its entirety.

  6. Mail the affidavit and an enlarged, legible copy of your valid government-issued picture identification to the career center you selected on your claim. Select Find a Career Center or use the address indicated in the email request.

If you have claimed a week of benefits and have not received your written determination of eligibility, Claims Examiner’s Determination within 21 days of the filed date, you may call UI Customer Service immediately at 404.232.3001 (in Metro Atlanta) or 1.877.709.8185 (in all other areas).