Virtual Tip Jars
Since, as of early 2023, the pandemic shutdowns are long gone, we assume that the following information is now history:
Contribute a virtual tip to help out-of-work employees at your favorite spot.
When the COVID-19 shutdown of non-essential businesses began on March 16, restaurants were faced with tough decisions. Some decided to close, while others transitioned to takeout and delivery. Almost all of them have had to furlough or lay off most of their employees in order to stay in business.
Before the crisis, almost 80,000 people worked in a food-related job in Philadelphia, representing 12% of the total workforce. Many of these people struggled to make ends meet prior to the pandemic. Unemployment will only replace a small amount of their income, particularly if they relied on tips.
In response to the urgent needs of their employees, bars and restaurants have set up “virtual tip jars” using GoFundMe and Venmo. If you’d like to help, check out the list below for links to South Philly bars and restaurants that have set up virtual tip jars.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the article below.
In The News
- Help South Philly restaurant & bar staff with these virtual tip jars, Passyunk Post, April 21, 2020.